Here’s a fun form: Diminishing Verse!
Diminishing Verse Poems
Diminishing verse offers no origin and very few rules, but I enjoyed writing my example below. In fact, the main rule is this: Remove the first letter of end word in previous line.
- Line 1 ends with the word “grad”
- And line 2 ends “rad”
- Then, line 3 ends “ad”
Note: There are no rules for rhymes, syllables, poem length, stanza length, etc. Just a simple removal of a letter. That said, poets can also remove sounds if they wish like “braille” to “rail” to “ale.”
Master Poetic Forms!
Learn how to write sestina, shadorma, haiku, monotetra, golden shovel, and more with The Writer’s Digest Guide to Poetic Forms, by Robert Lee Brewer.
This e-book covers more than 40 poetic forms and shares examples to illustrate how each form works. Discover a new universe of poetic possibilities and apply it to your poetry today!
Here’s my attempt at Diminishing Verse:
bullies, by Robert Lee Brewer
The many children in my neighborhood are glad
when all the adults chase around a certain lad
who acts the bad guy of an anti-bully ad,
but it’s ironic that any child who might stray
be knocked around like a cafeteria tray
when children only want to shine like a sun’s ray.
Find more poetic posts here:
- Dizain: Poetic Form.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Haiku Sonnet. (Deadline: September 30!)
- Amy MacLennan: Poet Interview.
from Writing Editor Blogs – WritersDigest.com http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/diminishing-verse-poetic-form