There is no one right way to express yourself and your emotions so poetry is constantly evolving. Poetical Reactions focused on the most traditional styles, but I got to utilize some new, fun styles in Poetical Alphabet.
Below is a list of some of my favorite finds you might not have heard of yet.
A poem than uses repetitive lines to form a chant. (More methodical than a refrain. It is often repeated every line or every other line.)
Echo and Loop
A poem where the last word or syllable in a line is repeated or echoed underneath in the next line. If you restrict it to a 4-lined stanza and make the rhyme scheme abcb, it is called a loop poem.
A poem that’s created by erasing portions of an existing poem/story/speech (variation of a found poem).
A 6-lined poem with the following syllable count (1,1, 2, 3, 5, 8).
A 13-syllable poem that has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllable in the final line. A variation of the poem uses words instead of syllables (3, 5, 3).
A poem where the end words of each line rhyme together.
A poem that can be read backwards and forward. (For Example: race car.) It can be done letter by letter, but also with words.
A 5-lined, thirty-one-syllable poem broken down into the following pattern: 5, 7, 5, 7, 7. Note: This form started out as a single line of poetry, so you can write it that way as well. Also, if you combine two tankas (like two letters talking to each other), then it is called a somonka.
A group of tercets united by using the second line to rhyme with the first and third lines of the following tercet so the rhyme scheme looks like: aba, bcb, cdc, ded, etc.
For examples and even more styles, you can check out the following sites: poets.org, poetryfoundation.org, shadowpoetry.com, writersdigest.com (http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/list-of-50-poetic-forms-for-poets), etc. Enjoy!
I was going to be done with the Cinderella Connection, but then I realized there was one more story that needed to be told...her mother's. She was smart, loyal, and brave, helping the 12 dancing princess find rest at last.
Picture books are awesome!! But some of the most intriguing features about e-book picture books are their narration and animation possibilities. I have finally found a way to add narration to my Kindle books. Converting Monster Nights into a Read-To-Me book was my first experiment. The "Kindle Interactive" version goes live April 1st but is available for pre-order now.
From the moment Lono saw Pele, he was struck by her unique beauty. As her priest, he shouldn’t desire anything more than an opportunity to cleanse her sins and return her to her family. But every interaction leaves him wanting more.
Pele has no clear memory of her family or what brought her to the refuge, but Hala’api has his own theory. From the moment the chief met Lono’s mysterious guest, he knew she was more than just a pretty face. She had power. She had fire. And she was destined to be his.
As Pele determines her future, past mistakes return to haunt her. Ones that could not only destroy her, but the island as well.