Just thought I'd bring the 'Something for the weekend' theme to a close with a short form that can be fun to try.
tiny markers, the sign of the cross
balance buckles, again!
An ABC poem is another short form that is normally
demonstrates a feeling. The rules of form are quite simple, which makes a nice
change. It contains five lines, the
first of which may begin with any letter of the alphabet. The next three lines
must follow in sequence. The final line may begin with any letter of the
In keeping with the 'Something for the weekend' theme, I thought I'd share a brief flirtation with a free verse.
A Visual Dance
a visual embrace.
rose tinted flush
as nervous smile,
and lowered lash
Verse is an irregular form of poetry that does not necessarily follow the
traditional rules of meter (rhythm), rhyme, form or punctuation etc.
despite its freedom, free verse often maintains some elements of form. Most
free verse does observe a convention of lines and structure. One of the main considerations
when writing free verse is where to insert line breaks; often achieved by
breaking the line where there is a natural pause or a point of suspense.