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Invented Poetry Forms:

  bullet   The 7/5 Trochee
  bullet   A L'Arora
  bullet   Alliterisen
  bullet   The Alouette
  bullet   The Blitz Poem
  bullet   The Brevette
  bullet   Cascade
  bullet   Christ-in-a-Rhyme
  bullet   CinqTroisDecaLa
  bullet   Clarity Pyramid
  bullet   Constanza
  bullet   Con-Verse
  bullet   The Compound Word Verse
  bullet   Decuain
  bullet   Diatelle
  bullet   Duo-rhyme
  bullet   Epulaeryu
  bullet   Essence
  bullet   The Florette
  bullet   The Florette #2
  bullet   Grá Reformata
  bullet   Jeffreys Sonnet
  bullet   Joseph's Star
  bullet   Harrisham Rhyme
  bullet   HexSonnetta
  bullet   Inverted Refrain
  bullet   LaCharta
  bullet   LaJemme
  bullet   La'libertas
  bullet   Lannet
  bullet   La'ritmo
  bullet   LaíTuin
  bullet   Lauranelle
  bullet   Lento
  bullet   Licentia Rhyme Form
  bullet   Line Messaging
  bullet   Loop Poetry
  bullet   Mini-monoverse
  bullet   Memento
  bullet   The Mirror Sestet
  bullet   Mirrored Refrain
  bullet   Monchielle
  bullet   Monotetra
  bullet   Musette
  bullet   Nove Otto
  bullet   Octameter
  bullet   Octain Refrain
  bullet   Octelle
  bullet   Oddquain
  bullet   Paradelle
  bullet   Parallelogram de Crystalline
  bullet   The Pictorial
  bullet   Pleiades
  bullet   Puente
  bullet   Quadrilew
  bullet   RemyLa Rhyme Form
  bullet   Rictameter
  bullet   Shadow Sonnet
  bullet   Spiritís Vessel
  bullet   Staccato
  bullet   Swap Quatrain
  bullet   Synchronicity
  bullet   The Tableau
  bullet   Tri-fall
  bullet   Trijan Refrain
  bullet   Trilonnet
  bullet   Trinet
  bullet   Triquain
  bullet   Triquatrain
  bullet   Triquint
  bullet   Trois-par-Huit
  bullet   Trolaan
  bullet   Vers Beaucoup
  bullet   Villonnet
  bullet   Wrapped Refrain
  bullet   Wrapped Refrain #2
  bullet   ZaniLa Rhyme
 

Triquatrain

The Triquatrain form was created by Robert L. Huntsman. It is a quatrain poem in tri-rhyme with a specific rhyming pattern (see below). Lines 1 and 3 have internal rhyme whereas lines 2 and 4 do not.

Rhyme Pattern:

(a,a)
b
(c,c)
b

(d,d)
e
(f,f)
e

(g,g)
h
(i,i)
h


. . . and so on.

The groupings in the parenthesis are on one line separated by a comma. This poem can be of any length or subject and do not require perfect meter.


Example #1:
Oh God of Mine

Oh God of mine, youíre so divine, 
are you not here with me,
with open arms, that heals not harms, 
the one I cannot see.

Iíve lost my way, I have to say,
that I have pain galore,
for you to find, Iím way behind,
and headed for the door.

Like liíl Bo Peep, who lost her sheep,
your flock just may not last,
itís no err to say, itíll stay that way,
youíd better do something fast.

You said youíd come, thatís fine for some,
but me Iím still not sure,
the doctorís canít find, Ďcause theyíre way behind, 
and they still donít have a cure.

So I will vow, and bid adieu for now,
and climb into that big dark hole,
for me to stay, and not go away,
youíd better come save this soul!

Copyright © 2006 Robert L. Huntsman

Example #2:
The Ice

The ice was here, the ice was there, 
the ice was all around,
it was so bright, on a moonlit night,
but no one could be found.

The ships main mast, seemed not to last,
when the mighty ship hit the swells,
the men were brave, but the forty-foot wave,
had taken all her sails.

Down to bare, with no one there,
except the memories of her crew,
as death just kissed, with a starboard list,
this marinerís time was due.

So the sea doth claim, another ship to mame,
as she slowly slips to the floor,
now men will shout, as they sing about,
how she could have made the shore.

Copyright © 2006 Robert L. Huntsman

Example #3:
The Final Door

I will miss your gentle touch, Ďcause you meant so very much,
and thought our love would grow,
but you had another plan, when you found the other man,
now itís time for me to go.

Don't waste your touch on me, for this I did not see,
with you behind the wall,
was nothing Iíd not do, with the love I had for you,
and thought we had it all.

Now itís time to say goodbye, I know that you wonít cry,
so donít give back your ring,
it was our true love token, but now the vows are broken,
I know you won't feel a thing.

Itís sad but oh so true, my eyes wonít gaze on you,
the way they had before,
and I will surely miss, your gracious tender kiss,
as I close the final door!

Copyright © 2006 Robert L. Huntsman


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