Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge #7 – Perpetuating the Rare Forms’ – Oct. 29nd 2017 – Prompts: ‘sake’

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Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge

 Perpetuating

 the

Rare Short Form Poetry Styles

Prompt: ‘sake‘


Should you wish to skip the intro and go directly to the poetry types please click here

Introduction:

Firstly; thanks to all who participated in the original Elfje challenge, it was a bit of a slow start, but we were getting there. However, a suggestion made by Jules Paige that I change the format to a multi one based on short forms of poetry, I thought a great idea, and for which I thank her, most gratefully. Here then are the forms, if they are new to you please click on the one that takes your interest for its guidelines, thank you. Some of them can be likened to rare breeds, and as the saying goes, “Use them or lose them”. It might be that some of them were totally unknown to you, there were to me. So, I think by broadening the scope of the challenge it will perpetuate some of the rarer forms, and hopefully encourage new inventions too, the door is open to all. New short forms will be added as and when they are brought to my attention. Note some of the prompt words, (as presented), might be found to not fit in with some of the forms, but don’t forget yer synonyms. Hope you enjoy this new challenge, and if anyone has any ideas on improving it don’t forget the comment box, I’m all eyes! Prompt for this week, ‘sake‘, renewed every Saturday/Sunday sometime after midnight London time. Suggestings, advice, all welcome, please use the comment box, thank you.

Please note more forms added, thank you, and I will be adding examples under all.

There has to be some rules, but before I get to them, all participants can submit as many entries as they wish; now the rules:

Some Helpful Links:

Jules Paige POETRY FORMS OLD AND NEW 

mindlovemiserysmenagerie: Glossary of forms, poetic terminology and literary devices
Shadow Poetry – Poetry Types


Poetry Forms: Please click on the poetry form names for more detailed information, thank you.

  1. Alphabet Haiku
    Example:
    the toad talking toad
    thundered… threatening terror
    taking territory
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  2. Atom
    Example:
    love
    yourself
    better
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  3. Collom Lune
    Example:
    Word count 3,5,3
    EXTINCTION
    mother natures laws
    don’t break them… or pay
    no fines… extinction
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  4. Elfje
    Example:
    love
    breaks hearts
    truelove makes babies
    new generations the future
    awaits

  1. Epanalepsis
    Example: The epanalepsis being highlighted in blue. The asterisked explained preceding the poem.
    Fly like a bird,* aeroplanes fly like an eagle. ****
    Sleep on the wing,** swifts sleep on the wing.**
    Fly** like a kite not tied to a string, fly** free.
    Hot air thermals*** aid all manner of flyers like
    Pilots of gliders who seek out hot air thermals.***
    Wind assisted paper can fly like a bird.***
    © Mick E Talbot 2017* Across the stanza.
    ** Identical start and end.
    *** Across 2 sentences.
    **** In context.
  2. Haiku
    Example:
    winter close… lurking
    fall winds humming tunes… leaves dance
    hedgehogs hibernate
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  3. Kelly Lune
    Example:
    Syllable 5, 3, 5
    EXTINCTION
    mother natures laws
    don’t break them…
    no fines… extinction
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  4. Kyrielle
  5. Kyrielle Sonnet
  6. Lanturne
  7. Mcwhirtle
    FAILINGS OF LEADERS
    The failings of leaders
    Not taking into account
    The needs of the people
    Apart from their very own

    They live in splendour
    With steaks for dinner
    Soft pillows to rest on
    The people, skin and bone
    © Mick E Talbot 2017/66

  8. Monoku
  9. Monorhyme
  10. Müki
  11. OctaTimbre
    10 line stanza 8 syllables per line.
    Example:
    OCTOBER PEAKING
    autumn said adieu to summer.
    mist and winds, days growing longer.
    leaves, now eye candy, all changing.
    floating, gliding, dancing, drifting,
    shuffling, kicked up, flurrying sounds.
    squirrels burying, acorns found,
    insulating, adding colour
    to newly built dreys, keeping warm.
    planning ahead, against winter
    appearing fresh on spring-like days
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  12. pi ku
    (1/2 of a tau ku): 3,1,4
    Example:
    dead red fox…
    ragged…
    found on the road
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  13. Septolet
    Example:
    Geese,
    Gaggling, one calls,
    Migration starts,
    Instinctively driven.
    ~
    Warmer
    Climes, for a
    Warmer winter.
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  14. Serpent’s Tail: Invented by Jane Dougherty 2014
    Rules:
    Any line length, no set number of lines and no meter. To make the serpent, the last word of each line rhymes with the first word of the following line with the last line being the same as the first, so the serpent eats its own tail. The last part is the tricky bit.
    Example:

    to save all manner of life
    strife… all suffering
    buffering… nature tries
    cries in vain!
    pain from battering!
    shattering, ructions!
    destructions rife.
    all life still suffering.
    buffering was natures intent.
    meant to calm the gale.
    frail now her chances
    glances tell pollutions rife
    what more can she do?
    to save all manner of life
    © Mick Talbot 2017
  15. Snowball
    Example:
    WRITE
    write
    poetry
    inspire
    aspiring
    composers
    vigilantly
    remodelling
    titillations
    tantalisingly
    quintessential
    © Mick E Talbot 2017/66
  16. Tanka
  17. tau ku
    Example:
    fresh on the road… blood
    dead fox…
    run over… no… hunted by hounds© Mick E Talbot 2017
  18. Tetractys
    An example of a double:
    WHY NUCLEAR?
    why
    nuclear
    power is
    a threat to all
    its radioactive contamination
    it has a half-life of one hundred years
    unviable
    habitat
    barren
    dead
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  19. The American 767
    Must contain the name of a bug, (creepy crawly).
    Example:
    PAINTED LADIES
    butterflies… many species
    painted ladies… so fresh
    once abundant… now threatened
    © Mick E Talbot 2017
  20. Tilius
    turned yellow… orange… red
    autumn tree’sbared
    © Mick E Talbot 2017/66
  21. Triolet
  22. W5

Roundup, Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge #6:
Mick: 3 links two Epanalepsis poems, a new form invented by me. Please do have a go, hopefully, you will find it interesting, fun, and a challenge, and an Elfje.
https://mickhispoetry.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/an-epanalepsis-poem-surprised/
https://mickhispoetry.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/an-epanalepsis-poem-nature-talkes/
https://mickhispoetry.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/an-elfje-plus-a-free-form-poem-reply/
Jane(basilblog): Welcome to the challenge so sorry Jane, somehow this Fibonacci got overlooked, Ended too soon for me, the trying time of life, love it. Thanks for taking the challenge on look forward to your continued support…
https://janebasilblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/the-stretch-of-time/comment-page-1/#comment-17490
Reena’s entry: An elfje:
Watch
Time rob
the essence of
all trials and tribulations
Life
Vivian: A sad tau ku. Thank you, look forward your continued support 🙂
On Reflection
Jules: Thanks Jules a great I would say senryu series! If anyone is interested I wrote Jules an elfje reply, the piece added here was attached to the end,
A lot of thought gone into that,
A clock stopped
Is time recorded
A pb or a record
An athlete
tested
https://juleslongerstrandsofgems.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/s-micks-challenge-6-memory-in-a-glass-dome-10-22/
Jules: Second entry,
Never told a fib, well white ones, enjoyed yours. For Their Eye’s Only, tarum, play the music Bart! Thanks Jules.
https://juleslongerstrandsofgems.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/s-multi-prompts-sly-heroics-10-23/

Linda: A fantastic triolet, mind you I was bewitched, joking didn’t need any spells to know I’ve just read a good poem.
Bewitching Hour

Many thanks to you all, for your support always appreciated. Hoping this week’s prompt, ‘sake’ will inspire some of the rarer forms:)
Footnote:
If I haven’t thanked anyone in the roundup I thank you all now, and humbly ask for your continued support. Please keep spreading the word, best wishes to all 🙂

14 thoughts on “Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge #7 – Perpetuating the Rare Forms’ – Oct. 29nd 2017 – Prompts: ‘sake’”

    1. O I have consternation
      Consideration too.
      For the party all life attends
      My consternation, yes true
      Is for how, not when this party ens.
      Consideration, what, my point of view?

      I Speak
      I Appeal
      I Keep shouting
      I Explain, releasing my inner peace

      My consternation is of those
      Who have no consideration
      No contemplation before application
      Of threats to life their actions could pose.

      Liked by 2 people

    1. a prickly cactus
      aren’t they all… hooks too… don’t touch
      else they will hang on
      poetic licence I have used
      thanking you for your peruse

      now
      it would
      be nice to
      see you write one
      please

      look at
      l. i. f. e.
      yeah life, a tiny word
      describe it in one big word
      supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
      your serve

      Like

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