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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Invented Forms Poet's Garret is a poetic community who's leader Terry Clitheroe has an extensive knowledge of poetic form. There you can find established classic forms where Terry often offers his own view of poetic purpose. I love reading some of his descriptions. Then like other sites, there are some unique forms that seem to begin there at the Garret. Those I include here. Busta Sonnetto is a contemporary sonnet form created by Teagan De Danaan that other than stanza pattern leaves the rest of the elements up to the poet. The elements of th
As an exercise on Writing.com this week, I was challenged to write a Goethe Stanza. Considering the fact that the rhyme scheme and apparent rhythm of the Goethe Stanza is the same as my typical style of poetic form, this was a fairly easy task. Goethe merely formatted the stanza differently by adding in two blank lines. I hope you enjoy this offering. It is a very personal account of my latest foray into extreme exercise. As someone, who is no longer in my twenties, I am thrilled to accomplish more or less successfully with simply a pair of sore legs to show for it.