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My blog “Mick E Talbot Poems” is as the name suggests, for a little insight as to my past and my other 2 blog pages please click on the relevant links, thank you.

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Some Poetry Rules/Guide Lines

Blitz Poetry:

A form of poetry created by poet Robert Keim in 2008. It is a 50-line poem of short phrases and images. The “Blitz” poem is well-named, as the fifty short lines are read in rapid-fire fashion. “The form really relies on sound and rapid “flow.” ~Rob Keim.

Here are the rules:

  • Line 1 should be one short phrase or image (like “build a boat”)
  • Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1 (something like “build a house”)
  • Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words (so Line 3 might be “house for sale” and Line 4 might be “house for rent”)
  • Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines
  • Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48
  • Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47
  • The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3) (preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47)
  • There should be no punctuation, except for an ellipse after the final two words in lines 49 & 50.

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Clerihew Poetry

A Clerihew (or clerihew) is a very specific kind of short humorous verse, typically with the following properties: It is biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of view; but it is hardly ever satirical, abusive or obscene; It has four lines of irregular length (for comic effect); The first line consists solely (or almost solely) of a well-known person’s name.
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Concrete Poems

A concrete poem is one that takes the shape of the object it describes. This is different from a Shape poem, in that a Shape poem does NOT have to take the shape of the object it describes.

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Teono Poetry Rules

Teono poetry derived from the troiku invented by Chèvrefeuille. Chèvrefeuille’s troiku is based on the Roman troika, it being the carrage, which is drawn by three horses. Chèvrefeuille states only the first, the carrage/sledge, be represented by a haiku. The horses can also be haiku but don’t have to be, but must be three line stanza’s. In my teono all stanza’s are haiku, and are laid out in the form of a hatchet, (Japanese (手斧), pronunciation ‘teono’. The main difference is the haiku in the shaft , it must be represented in the three stanza that form the double bladed teono. To all of the stanza haiku rules apply as in the 5,7,5 syllable count, no punctuation, no capitals proper nouns being the only exception.  An example:

TEONO: RESPITE

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. . . . . . new pond plants
. lotus introduced a year ago
. .awaiting summer blooms
—-new pond koi carp ———————————————–lotus leaves spread wide
introduced late springtime———————–blooms held high standing proud
—-a pair to breed——————————————————————-sunlit pink rubies
. . . . high summer
lotus leaves providing shade
. . . . koi carp respite

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© Mick E Talbot 2017/66


The teono head can be aligned to the left or right. The 3 haiku can be closed as above or line separated. The shaft to me looks nicer in bold text, writers choice.
Best regards and best wishes to all,

Mick