Poetry Forms

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Euterpe, Muse of Lyric Poetry and Music

Euterpe, Muse of Lyric Poetry and Music, was painted by Egide Godfried Guffens (1823-1901). This painting is in the public domain in the US and those countries with a copyright term of life of the artist plus 100 years or less.
Euterpe, Muse of Lyric Poetry and Music, was painted by Egide Godfried Guffens (1823-1901). This painting is in the public domain in the US and those countries with a copyright term of life of the artist plus 100 years or less. | Source

What is poetry?

Poetry is a form of literature using language to portray the artistic qualities of words—the beauty of words—to evoke meanings or emotions outside the dictionary definitions of those words.


Syllables

Syllables are units of pronunciation making up a word. Stressed syllables are long syllables. Unstressed syllables are short syllables.

Meter

Meter is the exact arrangement of syllables into repeated patterns in a given line of a poem. The syllables are both stressed and unstressed. Each group of stressed and unstressed syllables is known as a "foot."

Stanza

Stanzas are lines in a poem which are separated from each other by spacing.

Couplet

A couplet is a stanza comprised of two lines.

Poetry Types

There are at least four dozen forms or types of poetry. These forms are based upon syllable count, meter, stanza and line count, rhyming scheme, or theme and a cutting word.

I will be discussing some of those forms in this article—in particular, those that deal with syllable count and stanza and line count.

Chōka

A chōka—long poem—is a form of Japanese poetry consisting of a minimum of seven non-rhyming lines with specific syllable counts. The most basic chōka has three couplets with syllable counts of five and seven syllables, plus an additional line with a syllable count of seven.

The pattern for a seven line chōka is 5 - 7 - 5 - 7 - 5 - 7 - 7.

Cinquain

A cinquain is a five-line non-rhyming poem with a set pattern of 22 syllables—2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables per line.

A reverse cinquain has a syllable pattern of 2, 8, 6, 4, and 2 syllables per line.

A mirror cinquain has two stanzas, with the following syllable pattern:

2, 4, 6, 8, 2

2, 8, 6, 4, 2

A butterfly cinquain has the pattern 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, 8, 6, 4, 2.

Clerihew

A clerihew is a poetic form about a celebrity. The celebrity’s name is the title of this humorous type of poem, and the person is named in the first line. A clerihew has four lines, which are usually of an irregular length. Lines one and two rhyme, and lines three and four rhyme.

This is a clerihew about the author's cousin Sophie Tucker, a vaudeville star known as "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas."
This is a clerihew about the author's cousin Sophie Tucker, a vaudeville star known as "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas." | Source
Daisy Mariposa wrote this clerihew about her friend Mohan Kumar
Daisy Mariposa wrote this clerihew about her friend Mohan Kumar | Source

Diminished Hexaverse

A diminished hexaverse is a six-line one-stanza non-rhyming poem. The first line has six syllables, the second line has five syllables, the third line has four, the fourth line has three, the fifth line has two syllables, and the sixth line has just one syllable.


Epulaeryu

An epulaeryu is a 33-syllable seven-line poem describing or featuring a culinary treat about which the poet is fond. The name of this poetic form comes from the Latin word “epulae”—feast—and the Japanese word “ryu”—style.

There are seven syllables in the first line of an epulaeryu, five syllables in the second line, seven in the third, five in the fourth, five in the fifth, three in the sixth, and one in the seventh. The single word on the last line is followed by an exclamation point—!

The pattern for an epulaeryu looks like this:

7575531!


Etheree

An etheree is a 10-line unrhymed poem. The first line has one syllable, the second line two... a syllable is added to each succeeding line, with the 10th line having 10 syllables.

In a double etheree, a second stanza is added. Line 11 has 10 syllables, line 12 has nine...line 20 has one syllable.

Fibonacci

Fibonacci poetry is based upon a mathematical sequence popularized by Leonardo Fibonacci, a 12th century mathematician. A Fibonacci sequence begins with 0 and 1. Each succeeding number is the sum of the previous two numbers.

The first 13 numbers in a Fibonacci sequence are 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and 144. In a Fibonacci poem, the zero is dropped, and usually only the first six numbers following the 0 are used.

In a six-line Fibonacci poem, the first line has one syllable, the second line has one syllable, the third line has two, the fourth line has three, the fifth line has five, and the sixth line has eight.

The example I originally provided in this article had six lines. I revised my poem and added a seventh line containing 13 syllables. The seven lines follow this syllable pattern:

1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 13

a rainy day in Southern California inspired this 7-line Fibonnaci by Daisy Mariposa
a rainy day in Southern California inspired this 7-line Fibonnaci by Daisy Mariposa | Source

Haiku

A haiku is a non-rhyming three-line 17-syllable poem, traditionally about the seasons or nature. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables. More information about haiku—the word should not have any uppercase H, except at the beginning of a sentence or in a title, and the singular and plural form of the word is the same—can be found in my article How to Write a Haiku about Nature.

Haiga

A haiga is a haiku combined with an image—in modern haiga, the image is frequently a photograph. More information about haiga—including the history of this very artistic form of poetry—can be found in a beautiful article by Mohan Kumar (Docmo), Haiga: Haiku with Imagery.

haiga: one of the author's haiku combined with a photograph of a Brandy rose from her front garden
haiga: one of the author's haiku combined with a photograph of a Brandy rose from her front garden | Source
a beautiful haiga by Mohan Kumar (Docmo)
a beautiful haiga by Mohan Kumar (Docmo) | Source
a freak hail storm in Southern California inspired Daisy Mariposa to write a haiku and crate this haiga
a freak hailstorm in Southern California inspired Daisy Mariposa to write a haiku and crate this haiga | Source

Senryu

A senryu is a non-rhyming three-line 17-syllable poem, very similar to a haiku. The difference between a haiku and a senryu is that a senryu is about human foibles or characteristics of life and a haiku is traditionally about the seasons or nature. The first line of a senryu has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables.

a senryu by Daisy Mariposa
a senryu by Daisy Mariposa | Source
a senryu by Daisy Mariposa
a senryu by Daisy Mariposa | Source
a senryu by Daisy Mariposa about the World Trade Center terrorist attack
a senryu by Daisy Mariposa about the World Trade Center terrorist attack | Source

Musette

A musette is a nine-line 24-syllable rhyming poem. There are three stanzas with three lines. The first and third lines of each stanza are two syllables each. They only rhyme with each other.The second line of each stanza is four syllables. This line doesn't rhyme at all.

The rhyming pattern of a musette is as follows:

a - b - a ... c - d - c ... e - f - e

Rictameter

A rictameter is a nine-line single-stanza 50-syllable unrhyming poem. The first and last lines must use the same two-syllable word.

The syllable pattern is as follows:

2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 2

Sestina

A sestina is a very structured poem consisting of six six-line stanzas followed by one three-line stanza, for a total of 39 lines. The final word in each line of the first stanza must appear in a specific—and different—order in each of the other stanzas.

The pattern of use for the last word is as follows:

Stanza #1: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Stanza #2: 6 1 5 2 4 3

Stanza #3: 3 6 4 1 2 5

Stanza #4: 5 3 2 6 1 4

Stanza #5: 4 5 1 3 6 2

Stanza #6: 2 4 6 5 3 1

Stanza #7 (three lines): 6 2, 1 4, 5 3

Tanka

The tanka originated in ancient Japan. A haiku (5 - 7 - 5 syllables) was sent by messenger, and a two-line reply—7 syllables each line—was added for the return message.

A tanka can be written in either one or two stanzas.

The syllable format for one stanza is 5 - 7 - 5 - 7 - 7.

The syllable format for two stanzas is 5 - 7 - 5 ... 7 - 7

a trip to New England during the "Fall Foliage Season" inspired Daisy Mariposa to write this tanka
a trip to New England during the "Fall Foliage Season" inspired Daisy Mariposa to write this tanka | Source
Northern Mockingbirds keeping Daisy Mariposa awake at night inspired her to write this tanka.
Northern Mockingbirds keeping Daisy Mariposa awake at night inspired her to write this tanka. | Source

Trilinea

A trilinea is an unrhymed 16-syllable three-line poem. The word "rose" or "roses" must be used in the poem—as a flower, color, action, or person's name.

The syllable pattern for a trilinea is 4 - 8 - 4.

a trilinea incorporating a rose from the author's front garden
a trilinea incorporating a rose from the author's front garden | Source
a trilinea incorporating a rose from the author's front garden
a trilinea incorporating a rose from the author's front garden | Source

Tritina

A tritina is a 10-line poem consisting of three three-line stanzas and a single line.

The three words that end each of the lines of the first stanza of the tritina are repeated in a different order at the end of lines in each of the subsequent two stanzas.

The word that is at the end of the lines in the first stanza is repeated at the ends of the lines in the other two stanzas, but in a different order. The first line in the second and third stanzas ends with the same word that is at the end of the line in the stanza before it. All three words are used in the final—10th—line.

Deborah Neyens provides additional information about the tritina form of poetry in her article Breathe - A Tritina Poem.

Iceberg Rose
Iceberg Rose | Source

4/23/2014 Update

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Laurinzo Scott profile image

Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

I am going to save this and use it periodically on the poetry pages... this is a vauable tool... and definitely pinning and sharing!!!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Laurinzo,

Thanks, my fellow poet, for reading my article and being the first person to comment in it. I appreciate your very kind words.

Thank, too, for pinning and sharing my Hub. I couldn't find any references to a *tanka with imagery* anywhere. Could I have created something new?


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Goodness, this is great for reference, Daisy!!!!! I was not aware of some of these, and who says Maths and language cannot mix! The musette will be the next one I want to try to I will be coming back o this. Tjnks for sharing!!!


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Wow, I am mesmerized by these lessons on Poetry forms. If I had followed any of these forms I may have improved my writing of poetry. My work comes to me from places I know not where, my Muse found me 3 years ago and placed words before me. I have thanked you for editing some of my work, as it lacks the lustre from time to time with spelling errors, I type to fast as words come out. I've learned to place my work in Word and grammar check before publishing:-)) Thank you for this wonderful information, I will study it awhile and see if it can help me improve my style. Hugs Voted up and shared.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Wow, as a poet, I was completely unaware of 95% of these forms. I guess my poetry is pretty primative. I write what comes into my head and space where I want to the reader to either pause or run the lines together to 'hear' my thought.

Very interesting!


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

Awesome, comprehensive hub. And thanks much for the shout-out! I'm going to link back to it.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vincent,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kinds words, my poet friend. Thanks, too, for the hugs and for your sharing my Hub.

My haiku and the tanka I've included in this article came to me as though they were "automatic writing"...the words just seemed to float into my head. That's what always happens with my haiku.

For the tanka, I took an existing haiga (haiku with imagery) and added two lines. I wasn't able to find a name for a tanka with imagery anywhere.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for reading and commenting in my article. As always, I appreciate your support of my writing.

With your love of poetry and your love of music, a musette is the perfect form of poetry to experience next. After you publish a musette, I will be very happy to link to it


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

bravewarrior,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

I wasn't aware of many of the poetry forms until I began doing research for my article. There are some forms which are new to me that I'm going to try.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb (DeborahNeyens),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words and your linking back to my Hub.


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lindalou1963 3 years ago from Texas

Some very useful information! Thank for sharing ! Voted up and interesting. Pinned and shared.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (lindalou1963),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for pinning and sharing my Hub. I appreciate your support of my writing.


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

I found this hub quite interesting, having to admit I had never heard of many of the forms behind poetry, amongst most of the 14 you have listed here. Voted up, as it is useful and well done! : )


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Curiad 3 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

This is interesting. I have never paid any attention to any rules of poetry, I simply write in a form that seems to fit and sounds right:)

mark


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Gypsy48 3 years ago

Very educational hub Daisy. Excellent reference tool, you made these types of poetry easy to understand. Great job:)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Gwen (dreamseeker2),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

I had heard of approximately half of the forms of poetry I discussed in my Hub before I began doing the research for my article. I learned a lot while writing this Hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mark (Curiad),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I think that what's most important is *writing poetry*... not worrying about what form in which to write it.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Christine (Gypsy48),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Do you have a favorite form of poetry?


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Daisy,

I am thrilled to have this available as a reference as well and thank you ever so much for the time and effort you placed into the careful compilation of this information.

I am so relieved that you also learned about 50% new material, as I read through the comments. I was thinking... "oh wow...!" every time I happened upon a new form of poetry.

I am especially intrigued with the Trilinea and may try this first as time permits. The rose was Mom's favorite flower and I would love to work something up...

Voted UP and UABI...a million thanks. Hugs, Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Maria (marcoujor),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

I'm also interested in writing a trilinea. The syllable count is so similar to that of a haiku...I'm hoping I'll be able to write one, as I find writing haiku to be very easy.

I discovered during my research that there are more than 40 poetic forms. I couldn't write about all of them, so I chose the forms that I thought were the easiest to understand. Some poetry forms are so complex, I developed a headache merely reading about them!


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

This is a huge reminder of variations within the poetry range. I admit I hadn't thought of many of them for a very long time, a couple hadn't heard of. Oh my, time to get the brain into gear and some writing done. Thank you for this great work of reference -


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

travmaj,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I'm so glad your reading my article has caused you to be inspired to write some poetry!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. You did a good job.


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jonmcclusk 3 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Quite the informative article you've written here, Daisy Mariposa. I also greatly appreciate you using one of my poems as an example. Well written and very helpful.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Interesting forms of poetry, and so well explained thanks for this useful Hub


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Great hub, very useful and informative. Very easy to understand and crystal clear. I did not know about some of the forms. Thank you for sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Martin (Mhatter99),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. I appreciate your kind words.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jon (jonmcclusk),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I'm glad you found the information in my Hub to be helpful.

I was very happy to link your cinquain. It's a fine example of that poetry form.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Devika (DDE),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. This is a really fantastic and informative hub. All those poetic forms well researched. Although for me I'll just stick to the basics. I get inspired and what comes out comes out and I don't think much about the form. Anyway will hold on to this for reference and passing this on.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your contined support of my writing.

I'm glad you learned something new from reading my Hub. I didn't know about half of the poetry forms I discussed until I did the research for my article.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rasma (Gypsy Rose Lee),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

What's really important is to write poetry. The form one uses is secondary.


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web923 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

This was awesome and quite useful. I could have sat through half of the day reading on. Thank you!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (web923),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words. I hope you have an opportunity to click through to the poems to which I linked in my Hub.


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sherrituck 3 years ago from Virginia

A wonderful tool for reference!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sherri (sherrituck),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I'm glad you found the information to be helpful.


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Hello Daisy,

This was such a great hub, sharing all the different types of poetry. I have always wanted to attempt different types of poetry. Your hub will show me how. I am going to print this out, share, and bookmark. You did an awesome job in sharing the wonderful world of poetry.

Thank you

Sunnie


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sunnie,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate your very kind words.

I found more than 40 forms of poetry while doing my research. Some of the explanations were so confusing, I felt I couldn't simplify them enough for my article. The ones I included were the easiest to understand.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City

I was taught much of this from a grade school teacher, but you know how that goes when us folks get older and older. "Right out the window"

Maybe that's why most of my poetry has gotten idled here on Hubpages, who knows. One thing I know is I enjoy playing with words and to make they turn into really cool imaginative, yet creative thoughts. This to me is true poetry but I think patterns of codes and numbers do help those who have no idea of what poetry truly is.

My teacher taught me one day about being a non-conformist, and that's when I decided to break all the writing rules of poetry for good, and to formulate my own Iambic Pentameter style flow of poetry, or AKA meter as you called it here.

I hope through all my crazy escapades with terminology and me screwing around with the English language, or literature that I have achieved such a thing today, but if not its the very reason why I never quit writing more and more poems. I'm completely obsessed with word play and the fun that come's out of freeing my mind as well.

Lovely useful and awesomely illustrated hub here, anyone can learn what poetry according to its historical forefathers had originally set it out the be, by reading your hub entirely. Bravo! thumbs up and sharing for ya Daisy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mike (CloudExplorer),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your insightful comment. I appreciate your very kind words and your sharing my Hub.

Some of the more than 40 forms of poetry I found while doing my research for the article have been used for many centuries. Others are only a few years or decades old.

An author I found while doing my research said that one should learn the rules and basics of poetry, and after they are mastered, branch out and break the rules if that's what one wishes to do. It seems that you have taken that perfectly valid approach.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Cheers for adding to those few others who have compiled solid guidelines for this subject.. poetry is well represented on this site with some excellent poets... so I'm sure many will appreciate your efforts here as I do... Good to see a mention of Fibonacci.. a genre I have always enjoyed writing, among others... Excellent share... take care.. PD


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Pearldiver,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.

I hope that more people will try their hand at writing forms of poetry which are new to them after reading my article.


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StephanieBCrosby 3 years ago from New Jersey

What an awesome hub. I miss teaching poetry. What I love is that there a quite a few forms I have never heard of before. But that is what is great about being a life-long learner.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Stephanie (StephanieBCrosby),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

I enjoy writing gently educational articles. I'm so glad that several readers have found useful information in my Hub.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

I didn't know all those different types of poetry! I learned about probably two or three types in highschool (in French) and that's it. I learned about the "Haiku" on hubpages. All the rest is new to me! Thank you very much!


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Just what I needed, saving for reference. Brilliant.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Joelle (kidscrafts),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

I'm glad you learned something new about poetry while reading my Hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jo (tobusiness),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for bookmarking my Hub. I hope you'll get much use from the information I've included.


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

In my creative writing program there was a choice between poetry writing and media writing, I chose the later because I though it was lucrative even though I loved the former. Thanks for enriching my knowledge.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vinaya,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your insightful comment. It's a tough decision for someone to make, my friend. The money is in media writing, but the creativity and love of words is in poetry.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

A very resourceful hub for poets! No matter if you're a poet and know it, or don't know it...this information will be useful! Well done!


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

I had no idea that so many poetry forms existed. Hopefully, this will enable hub poets to increase their range of contributions. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for reading and commenting in my article. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

I'm very pleased that so many readers are finding the information useful. When I get some time, I'm going to try using some of the poetic forms I discovered while doing my research for this article.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio (alocsin),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

I discussed in my Hub roughly one-third of the poetry forms I discovered while doing my research. Some readers have expressed interest in writing poems using some of the forms that are new to them. I think that's very exciting!


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you Daisy, your hub is full of forms I was not familiar with yet excited to use. Very informational and awesome! Jamie


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jamie (jhamann),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

I'm so pleased that several poets have already tried, or are going to try, poetic forms which are new to them.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

i am SO bookmark this Daisy! It is exactly what a girl who skipped out of poetry class needs - and - it is SO well done!

Thank you for this - it will help immensely...

i've done one 'refrain' poem, but other than that - if it rhymes and has a morale - i'm happy..

LOL..

up and sharing forward..


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Leslie (ImKarn23),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for bookmarking my Hub.

I enjoy writing gently educational articles. I'm very happy that so many readers have found the information in this article to be helpful. Please post another comment after you've tried using some of the poetic forms I've described.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Wow, this was interesting! I never knew I was writing haiga's!--except with a song added sometimes too.

Poetry....putting words to the unpseakable...

Thanks for this hub!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Leslie (lovemychris),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

A haiga is a very specific poetic art form. It's an haiku, not a song, combined with an image.


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blondey 3 years ago

I voted this up and awesome

since highschool I haven't had any poetry lessons

and I never understood Emily Dickinson, I should prob go back and read her

I didn't even start writing poetry regularly until about 2yrs ago

I type whatever comes into my head or heart and sometimes its good sometimes its not

I like your hub with the guidelines

very interesting for sure

thanks for the lesson!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

blondey,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

There are more than 40 types of poetry, each with its own set of rules, some of which are very specific. Perhaps what you are writing is prose or free / open verse. Free / open verse doesn't utilize meter, and the lines don't rhyme. The lines, however, are usually the same length.


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Awesome hub Daisy. Well set out and informative. When I write poetry I tend not to think about the form too much, although I enjoy writing Rictameter. Haiku is simply too easy. I like a bit of a challeng and you have inspired me to try some of these.

Thank you for sharing


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rosemary (Rosemay50),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I'm so pleased that several people have commented that they're going to try writing poems using some of the forms which are new to them. Please post another comment after you've written something "new."


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blondey 3 years ago

Nice to meet you as well,and thank you for the tips! I don't follow any pattern so I guess I'm freeverse which is fun for me :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

blondey,

Thanks for visiting again. If someone were to ask you what type of poetry you write, you can now tell them it's free verse!


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blondey 3 years ago

Okay! Good to know!! hehe


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

blondey,

Thanks for visiting again. Enjoy writing your free verse, but...why don't you try writing some other forms of poetry, too? You might surprise yourself!


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frankieonfire 3 years ago from Eureka, CA

Very Informative. I want to come back and read it again and again. to soak it all in... I will confess, my poetry has never had a set form. Ever. Well except for when Mr. Benson from creative writing in high school made me practice it. There is always yet time to evolve though. I am hoping to experiment. Thanks for this.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

frankieonfire,

Welcome to HubPages. It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Please post another comment after you've tried writing poems using some of the forms I've discussed.


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Daisy,

I didn't realize there were so many different forms of poetry. I am only familiar with haiku and rictameter. I have tried writing tanka but have had no luck so far. Congratulations on your first Fibonnacci.

Voted up and sharing


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sue (Sueswan),

It's nice to see you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

From what I learned while doing my research, there are more than 40 forms of poety. I revised my Hub today to add the Fibonacci. I was familiar with Fibonacci in mathematics, but not in poety, until I published my Hub.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

I loved these Daisy!!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Thank you for the beauty of form on this post. Love your method of teaching.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey (AudreyHowitt),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading and commenting in my article.

I'm so pleased that a poet such as yourself enjoyed seeing the examples of poetic forms in my article.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I enjoy publishing gently educational Hubs. My readers can learn something new without being pressured to do so.

Of the three examples of poetry I included in my article, only the haiga (haiku with images) is a recognized poetic form. I haven't seen tanka or Fibonacci poetry combined with images. Combining my poems with my photographs was something I thought of on my own.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Absolutely excellent - all poetry forms on one page. A much-needed article, very well presented. Thank you, Daisy!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Martie,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for doing a +1 on Google+. I appreciate your support of my writing.

I presented 15 of the poetry forms which I thought were easiest to understand. I found descriptions of more than 40 forms while I was doing the research for my Hub.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Coming in again to say I'm sharing, and a fantastic Fibonacci!!


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

A very comprehensive hub about poetry. Get to know many things about the form of writing. Thank you for sharing this one. Votes all up and sharing too.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Hello Daisy...

There are many poetry forms and styles from which to pick and choose, and you have covered many of them in one hub, and so well...truly remarkable. Thank you! Voted Up ++


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK

Awesome! A truly informative and immensely educational hub about poetic forms. I love your examples of Haiga, Fibonacci and the tanka ( Tanga?!) full marks for clarity, simplicity and creativity! Of these I have done a Sestina. Haiga and haiku... Will have to try the others! Voted up.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Your Fibonacci has flair and finesse, Daisy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

I appreciate your visiting again. Thanks for reading the Fibonacci poem I added to my article. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I've been familiar with the Fibonacci concept in mathematics for a number of years. Using the concept in poetry was new to me.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deergha (dghbrh),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I'm glad you learned something new from reading my Hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Genna,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I found more than 40 poetry forms while doing my research for this article, some of them quite complex. I selected the 15 easiest-to-understand to discuss. I hope my readers will try using some of them.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mohan (Docmo),

I'm very happy to "see" you, my friend. I know how busy you are, and how important your medical textbook project is. I am thrilled that you have taken the time from editing your textbook to read and comment in my Poetry Forms article.

I was inspired by your article "Haiga: Haiku with Imagery" to create my haiga and both the tanka and Fibonacci with imagery. There doesn't appear to be a name for a tanka with imagery or a Fibonacci with imagery. They're my own creation.

You've used your own photographs, collages, and photo montages in your writing. I'm looking forward to your writing in poetry forms which are new to you and incorporating your images in the works.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Maria (marcoujor),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your alliterative comment. I'm glad you enjoyed my Fibonacci. It was the first one I've written.


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web923 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

I could read this Hub over and 0ver and over, which I have! I find myself thinking about your instruction when I'm writing poetry now, and I'm going to try my hand at fibonacci! Thanks again!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (web923),

It's nice to "see" you again. I'm glad you've found my article to be so useful. Thanks for reading and commenting in it.

The Fibonacci I included as an example was the first one I've written. This poetry form wasn't as difficult to use as I thought it would be.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

An excellent resource worthy of bookmarking for future reference.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Art (rasta1),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words, and your bookmarking my Hub.


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CMCastro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Thank you for sharing with us all these wonderful forms of poetry and how to construct them. I am very interested to see where my poetry falls since I never studied the science of poems before. We also have to study the psychology of poems too. It is having a deep effect on me. I will have to refer back to this hub many times.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Christina (CMCastro),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I read about four dozen poetry forms while doing the research for my article, but I only discussed 15 of them. What you might be writing is open / free verse, something I didn't include in my Hub.


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beardsiolli 3 years ago

Informative and helpful. I would have liked a little more on meter such as explaining the differing styles of meter, iambic pentameter, trochee ect.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Colin (beardsiolli),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Since my article was about poetry forms, I added a minimal bit of information about syllable, meter, etc. in order to help my readers unfamilair with poetry understand my explanations of the poetic forms.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Beautiful trillnea, Daisy!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for visiting again. I'm glad you like the trilinea I added to my article. Haiku, with a syllable count of 5 / 7 / 5, are easy for me to write. The trilinea, with 4 / 8 / 4 syllables, was much more difficult.


Poetic Fool 3 years ago

Hi Daisy, wow! I've got to bookmark this for future reference. I'd have been afraid to tackle such a large topic in one hub but you've done an outstanding job. Voted up and more! Now to go experiment with a few new forms I just learned about ...


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rick (Poetic Fool),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words. I am honored that several of our fellow poets have mentioned bookmarking this article.

You're so right about the topic being large! I couldn't discuss all 40 to 50 of the poetry forms I found while doing my research. What I decided to do is focus primarily on those poetry forms for which syllable count was a factor. I added sestina and tritina to the group since I know people who create those forms of poetry.

Since publishing this article, I've tried three poetry forms which were "new" to me...tanka, Fibonacci, and trilinea. Writing a trilinea was the most difficult of the three. I guess I found the 4 / 8 / 4 syllable pattern difficult because I was so used to the 5 / 7 / 5 haiku pattern.

You take such beautiful photographs. You ought to combine your poems with your photography the way Mohan has been doing for quite some time and which I've started to do.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Wow! What a great education for those of us who only read poetry in school. So much to learn here. Your addition of beautiful pictures certainly adds to the poems..you do Mohan justice ;)

Voted up, useful, beautiful, and interesting.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (tillsontitan),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comments. A haiku is a specific poetic form, as is a haiga. A haiga is a haiku with imagery.

I have been writing haiku for many years, just not publishing them on HubPages. I've been using Photoshop for at least fifteen years and frequently incorporate my own photographs into my writing. I like combining the art forms of writing and photography.


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mercuryservices 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

I checked the Wikipedia page for poetry and it looks like you have much more interesting and informative information compared to what they have under the "form" section. Good job, voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Alex (mercuryservices),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.

Several people have mentioned that they've bookmarked my article and have been using it as a resource. Some poets have written poems in poetry forms that are new to them after having read my Hub. I'm so happy that readers find my information to be helpful!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Sharing this everywhere today!


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chuckd7138 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

This hub just gave me new ideas to expand my poetry skills. Thank you for sharing!


Rayne123 3 years ago

wow , I did not know any of this info.

I just write my poems and not even think about what comes to mind.

This is cool, it does help when trying to write poetry.

However I am a rhymer, I always have been, its just the way it seems to come to me. But the tips for rhyming is great thanks

Laurie


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

I'm amazed at how successful this article has been. Poets have written poems in forms they hadn't used before. People who had never written a poem have tried their hand at writing micropoetry. A number of people have bookmarked my article as a reference tool.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chuck (chuckd7138),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

Several people have written poems in poetic forms that were "new" to them after reading my article. Before I published my Hub, I had never written a Fibonacci or a trilinea. I revised my article to add my examples of those two poetic forms.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Laurie (rayne123),

Welcome to HubPages. It's nice to meet you.

Thank you for reading my article and adding your comment. What's most important is that you write poetry...whether you write rhyming poems or unrhymed ones is secondary.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Never realized there were so many poetic forms. I read this post before, but popped again for the support. Thank you for the education, Daisy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for visiting again. I appreciate your continued support of my writing. I hadn't realized there were so many poetic forms until I began doing the research for my article.

A number of readers have bookmarked my article. Several people have accessed my Hub a number of times. One poet I know has been here a dozen times. I'm so pleased that readers are finding the information to be useful.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Thank you so much Daisy ;I love creating various form of poetry and this one is a gem .

Voted up and shared.

Eddy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Eddy,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

It's great that a number of poets have been writing poetry forms which are new to them as a result of my having published this article.


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chuckd7138 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

Daisy ~

I tried the Fibonacci format. Check out my latest hub, "Insane Crow". Not my best work, but it's my first attempt at the format.

~ Chuck


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chuck (chuckd7138),

Thanks for visiting again and letting us know that you've written your first Fibonacci poem. I've only written one myself so far...the example I used in this article.

What really makes me happy is that after reading my article, a number of poets have written poems in poetic forms which were new to them.


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shruti sheshadri 3 years ago from Bangalore, India

This was exactly what i was looking for! I have a better insight now than those provided by any of the other websites! thaank you for this, voted up and shared :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Shruti,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub. I appreciate your very kind words.

I'm thrilled at the response I've received to this article. Established poets are writing poetry in forms which are new to them. People who had never written poems are now writing micropoetry (haiku).


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StellaSee 3 years ago from California

I was an English major but I had no clue this many poetry forms existed! Loved all your examples too especially the one with the rose :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Stella,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. April is National Poetry Month. There will be poetry readings and other events throughout the country. I hope I discover more poetry forms that are new to me.


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DanaTeresa 3 years ago from Ohio

This is the PERFECT article to help me with my 365 Day Poetry Challenge. Tow weeks in and I am already tired of hsiku and haiga. I can only assume my readers might be too! I am so very excited to learn new forms of poetic expression. THANK YOU!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dana,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. It would be perfectly OK with me if you were to publish a haiku, senryu, or haiga every day!

It's fun, however, to try "new" poetry forms. I hope you enjoy experimenting with some of the poetic forms I discussed in my article.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I probably learned much of this in school, but of course I don't remember half of it now. I used to try and write poetry, but I've given up because I am SO bad at it. I'll leave poetry to you poets!!

Voted UP and shared.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (mary615),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. If you were taught anything about poetry when you were in school, you were very fortunate.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

While familiar with many forms of poetry, your list has provided me with many that I am now aware of--thank you and voted up

very useful

Kim


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Kim (ocfireflies),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.

I discussed less than half the poetry forms I discovered while doing my research. The ones I selected were the easiest to understand.


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DanaTeresa 3 years ago from Ohio

very nice updates. it always helps me to read a lot of examples when i a, learning a new form. and of course i like to read poetry just for the sake of it. :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dana,

Thanks for visiting again. I added two of my poems, a senryu and a trilinea; a haiga by Mohan Kumar, and links to a haiku by Linda Bilyeu and a collection of seven tritina by Maria Jordan.

I agree with you about examples helping. I'll add more as time permits.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Daisy,

Thanks for all of these additions, especially appreciative of the link to my tritina.

I am inspired to keep going and try even more poetry forms, as detailed so informatively in this piece. Hugs, Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Maria (marcoujor),

Thanks for visiting again. I am thrilled that so many poets have been trying poetic forms which are new to them, and that readers who had not written poetry before have been writing haiku.

According to the stats for this article, a mutual friend of ours has accessed my Hub 12 times. He's a brilliant poet who continues to write poetry, but I haven't seen him publish any of the poetic forms in my article. He's written haiku, haiga, and sestina in the past, but his more recent works have been lyrical poetry.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Fantastic! This is just what I need to read to study up on the forms of poetry before I attempt to write some. Thank you, Daisy! I'm sure you have many more gems, so I will stop over to your profile sometime and check them out.

Have a wonderful week, and thank you for your part in enriching my life with knowledge.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Kathryn,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.

I'm looking forward to reading some of your poetry.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Hi Daisy, yes, I've read this one and posted a comment. Your hubs on poetry forms are much appreciated :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Martie,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I've already started writing a third poetry forms article, and a fourth one is planned.


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

This is absolutely valuable and educational. I didn't know that there were so many different poetry forms. Thank you for sharing this.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Janet,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my poetry forms articles. Until I began doing my research, I wasn't aware that there are more than 50 poetic forms.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Interesting and very useful.

Eddy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Eddy (Eiddwen),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I'm glad you found the information to be useful.


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

This is like going back to school-----Truly Brilliant!

I got educated. I do write poems but that is just my spontaneous expression. And if the words rhyme and express what I want to say, I feel good about it. But thanks for the useful information provided so beautifully and completely with thorough research.

Voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chitraganda,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.

When I wrote this article, I hadn't intended to create a series of Hubs dealing with this subject, but that's what happened. I have published two more "poetry forms" articles and am working on a fourth. Established poets have tried new forms of poetry after reading my article, and people who had never written poetry before are now writing micropoetry.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Such a detailed hub Daisy, and absolutely brilliant, tweeted and pinned!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nell,

Thanks for reading and commenting in my article. I appreciate your very kind words. I also appreciate your tweeting and pinning my Hub.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Congrats on your Hubbie win on this hub.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

moonlake,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for your congratulations regarding my receiving the 2013 Hubbie Award for Most Interesting Hub for this article.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Congratulations on your 2013 Hubbie Award!! Yeehaw!!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine625).

Thank you, 2013 Most Cheerful Hubber, for your congratulatory message. Congratulations for being the only person in the three years the Hubbie Awards have been in existence to have won an award all three years.

I am honored that my Hubs received the Most Interesting Hub designation two years in a row. Last year it was Comet Halley (Halley's Comet), and this year it was Poetry Forms.

My fellow HubPages writers voted for the Hubbie Awards. This is what is important to me. My fellow writers thought (and still think) Poetry Forms is interesting and useful and helpful and worthwhile. This is what is important to me.

After I published this article, established poets began writing forms of poetry which were new to them, and people who had never written a poem began writing micropoetry. Unfortunately, after several procedural changes which occurred in HubPages this past summer, a number of very talented poets left HubPages. I hope that HubPages will review their publishing policy for poems, and that my talented colleagues will return.


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Congratulations on your Hubber award. It is very well deserved.

You have provided a great resource here for anyone interested in writing or reading poetry. Thank you.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sally (sallybea),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words regarding my receiving the 2013 Hubbie Award for Most Interesting Hub.

This article proved to be such a great resource for poets and poetry lovers that I published two more Hubs dealing with other forms of poetry. I also established an International Poetry community on Google+.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Congratulations Daisy ; a very worthy winner.

Lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Eddy (Eiddwen),

Thank you, my poet friend, for your congratulatory message. It is a great honor to have had my article voted Most Interesting Hub in the 2013 Hubbie Awards.

I hope HubPages realizes that poets and poetry are important, and that HP does something to encourage the poets who have left the community to return.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

What a wonderful poetry resource to see here on Hub Pages. Well worth bookmarking and referring to again and again. I have been writing poetry here for over 3 years, and this is very informative work. Many thanks.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Cathy (Astra Nomik),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. This is the first of three articles I've published which discuss poetic forms. I hope you have an opportunity to read the other two, Forms of Poetry and International Poetry.


pochinuk 3 years ago

Thank you for this informative article.Add Your Comment...


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Christine (pochinuk),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you found my Hub to be informative.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Just such a great hub Daisy!


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey,

Thanks for visiting again. You are such a wonderful poet. Your support means a lot to me.


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

This was very interesting , thanks for taking the time to share with us.

Have a bless week.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

LadyFiddler,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate it.


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Anita lesic 2 years ago from Zagreb

Dear Daisy,

your hub is awesome :)


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Anita,

Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for reading my article and posting your comment. If you enjoy poetry, you might enjoy reading my Forms of Poetry and International Poetry Hubs.


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DeborahNeyens 2 years ago from Iowa

Congrats on your mention in the Hubpages newsletter this week!


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb (DeborahNeyens),

Thanks very much for your congratulations and for sharing my article on Facebook today. I was very surprised that HubPages thought so highly of this Hub.


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Monty Wheeler 2 years ago from Arkansas

great job at covering so many forms and still keeping the work brief. and each form's covered in depth so that one could write any chosen one of them :)

Monty


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Monty,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. While doing the research for this article, I found so much information, I wrote two additional articles on the subject.


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AudreyHowitt 21 months ago from California

It is that time of year again! Happy Birthday Daisy!!


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Daisy Mariposa 21 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey,

Thanks for returning to read my article another time. Thanks, too, for the birthday wishes.


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mary615 21 months ago from Florida

Oh, my....I never knew about the different forms of poetry. Your photos are just wonderful, I can't decide which one I enjoyed the most!

Happy Birthday!

Voted this UP, etc. and shared.


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Daisy Mariposa 21 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary.

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too for sharing my Hub, and for the birthday wishes. I'm glad you liked my photographs.

Marlene


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Kristen Howe 17 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Daisy, congrats with that Hub award. There were a bunch of poetry forms I never heard of, like the choku, when I've done poetry a decade ago. Voted up for useful and interesting! Voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 17 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Kristen,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I've written two other Hubs with a similar theme ... Forms of Poetry and International Poetry. I hope you have an opportunity to read those.


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Kristen Howe 17 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Daisy, my pleasure. I'll check those two poetry hubs out real soon and stop by with a comment.


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shprd74 5 months ago from Bangalore

Very useful. Thanks for creating Daisy.

- hari


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Daisy Mariposa 5 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Hari (shprd74),

It's nice to "meet" you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.


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ChitrangadaSharan 6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

Always a pleasure to read this very interesting and educative article!Thanks Daisy!


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Daisy Mariposa 6 weeks ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chitrangada,

Thanks for reading my article another time. I find this Hub to be a helpful reference tool. I frequently refer to it.

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