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Traditional Poetry Forms:

  bullet   Acrostic
  bullet   Ballad
  bullet   Cinquain
  bullet   Clerihew
  bullet   Diamante
  bullet   Didactic
  bullet   Epic
  bullet   Epigram
  bullet   Epitaph
  bullet   Etheree
  bullet   Fable
  bullet   Free Verse
  bullet   Ghazal
  bullet   Haiku
  bullet   Katauta
  bullet   Kyrielle
  bullet   Kyrielle Sonnet
  bullet   Lanturne
  bullet   Limerick
  bullet   Minute Poetry
  bullet   Monody
  bullet   Monorhyme
  bullet   Naani
  bullet   Nonet
  bullet   Ode
  bullet   Ottava Rima
  bullet   Palindrome
  bullet   Pantoum
  bullet   Quatern
  bullet   Quatrain
  bullet   Quinzaine
  bullet   Rispetto
  bullet   Rondeau
  bullet   Rondel
  bullet   Rondelet
  bullet   Sedoka
  bullet   Senryu
  bullet   Septolet
  bullet   Sestina
  bullet   Shape Poetry
  bullet   Song
  bullet   Sonnet
  bullet   Tanka
  bullet   Terza Rima
  bullet   Terzanelle
  bullet   Tetractys
  bullet   Tongue Twister
  bullet   Triolet
  bullet   Tyburn
  bullet   Villanelle
 

Song

A Song is an expression of a poet's personal emotions, meant to be sung. Lyrics in a song contain verses (lines that make up a song; sung poem) and a chorus (a repeating verse in a song (refrain).


Example:
Empty Wishing Well

You say your eyes are a wishing well
  And the future you can tell
You asked me what is my sign
  I said Scorpio was mine
You told me that astrology
  Had to do with cosmic harmony
You read divining signs to see what's up
  And the tea leaves in your cup

(Chorus)
But If you're so psychic, why couldn't you tell?
Where was your warning when you fell...
Into your empty wishing well

You crossed the gypsies palm with gold
  Then you had her read me the Tarot
I watched you cast the rune stones
  And then you tossed the bones
You looked into your crystal ball
  Then you turned over the eight-ball
You told me that your clairvoyance
  Is good for problem avoidance

(Chorus)
But If you're so psychic, why couldn't you tell?
Where was your warning when you fell...
Into your empty wishing well?

You say your souls like a lotus flower
  And you believe in pyramid power
You found your way through the shaman's drum
  And through the words of the chosen one
All your past lives you say you can see
  But your present life's a mystery
Aren't you afraid you'll fade
  Into a Mercury retrograde?

(Chorus)
But If you're so psychic, why couldn't you tell?
Where was your warning when you fell...
Into your empty wishing well

Copyright  2000 Wally O'Lepp


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