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dcmarti1 posted a topic in ShowcaseBina is a shortened version of a sestina. Not usually rhymed, the ends words on the lines repeat : 1, 2, 2, 1, and 2/1. I put three binas together, then for the fourth stanza I chose: 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2/1. Syllabic, not metrical. Saaremaa is an island belonging to Estonia. He tends to the birds of his Saaremaa. Embraces linger only in the past, Clandestine lovers are lost in the past: His now is for the birds of Saaremaa. At ninety, his past, too, is Saaremaa. He will clean the hanging bath before dawn And refill it. He will restore the seed To the feeder; his pension
"Ades" Stiilis Bina (2 love poems for Joe D.) Aubade Cleaving half the horizon, the morning sun cuts across the eyelid of the earth, and in a forever-moment the earth is outside of now: not dawn, not morning. Yet I'd crave You, my morning; You, my earth. Serenade Shuttering up the horizon, the night throes – heavy blanket on the face of earth, regardless of the weather on the earth. Yet shroud me with Your fibrous self this night and I'd succumb: You, my night; You, my earth.
Tinker posted a topic in Invented FormsExplore the Craft of Writing Poetry Invented Forms Vole Central is the web site of UK educator and poet, Bob Newman where knowledge, skilled writing and humor are the perfect balance to deliver inspiration and a "how to" to countless students of poetry such as myself. Certainly Newman covers the basics of verse but he also has some unique and challenging forms which are exclusively on his web site. Some of the more intriguing are now also on this page. The Balanced Sonnet is noted as not a sonnet because it doesn't use the octave-sestet sonnet pattern but then technically neither do