I think I might have created/invented* a new form of poetry? If I have then my gratitude goes out to Stuart Aken please click on his name and you’ll see where I am coming from, thank you, Stuart, too. Please do click on the title link above as all the definition/s can be used. To reiterate, please do click on the title, as the definition will become the rules, two of which can be found in my examples, the first blatantly obvious, the second in the first line of the fourth stanza. Feedback please, more on it being a new format, and of course critiques on the poems. Oh the name of the form, (if it is new), ‘Epanalepsis Poetry’. As is I can’t find any reference to this format, fingers crossed.
together we will always be together
alone again never again alone
together now and forever together
perfected love our life, our life is love perfected
all life nature nurtures all life
pollution causing stress, we all must stop pollution
nature will recover, regardless of human nature
a fact in denial, a fact
climate warming, governments still in denial of climate change
heed the scientific revelations, realise the danger, take heed
all life affected, pollution affects all life
self-destruction, cause, denial of the dangers lead to self-destruction
© Mick Talbot 2017/66
The colour coding:
RED: The repeated words in epanalepsis don’t have to be identical, but must be in context.
BLUE: Epanalepsis can occur across two sentences.
GREEN: The same word used at the beginning, and end of a sentence.
MAUVE: Epanalepsis can occur within a clause of a sentence.
I have invented a new form of poetry, and I will always be indebted to Stuart Aken for introducing me to the word,
The rules are embedded in the link, as you will see by holding your cursor over it, please do click for more detailed information. To all, I’d love some feedback, and critiques, please don’t hold back. You might be interested Jules, some feedback, please. To all who have commented and liked, I am most grateful for your support, thank you, a n d I hope you too find pleasure in writing an EPANALEPSIS poem! 🙂
Lambert-Sluder, Rose. “Epanalepsis.” LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 17 May 2017. Web. 22 Oct 2017.
My deepest heartfelt thanks to the above for her very informative web page on the definition of Epanalepsis. Its help in my invention of Epanalepsis poetry has indeed been of great assistance, again many thanks. I hasten to add that all my writing are shared on WORDPRESS and other sites/blogs free gratis and will remain that way, and their copyright to me, for some time to come.
Mick Talbot Oct 23 2017