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Invented Verse Form You might say all verse forms were invented. All forms had to begin with a single poem, a creation of composition and content that inspired others to imitate if not the content, the frame or structure of the piece. Traditional verse and stanzaic forms are identified and named over time, but there are forms that were created to be imitated. It has become a phenomenon with the advent of poetic communities on the internet. And even long before the internet, the creation of invented forms was a teaching tool used by educators to help the student to explore many subjects through writing.Many of the Invented forms in this section were found on the internet, mostly at Poetry Base, Poet's Garret, Shadow Poetry, Poetry Styles, All Poetry and Bob Nueman's Vol Central. They are relatively new, many created in the last decade. Also included here are verse forms found in Pathways for a Poet by Viola Berg and The Study and Writing of Poetry; American Women Poets Discuss Their Craft, 1983. Pathways published in 1977 appears to be written for teachers with contributions by teachers. It is surprising how many of the invented forms of Pathways… are found also on the internet sites proving they have some staying power.

Choosing to write in form, should be a means to escalate the message.  But often, especially in the use of more recent invented forms, it can be a practice or training tool with which to hones one's skills.  Have fun with them and if you come up with a unique frame you think others would like to tinker with, let me know at tinker1111@icloud.com,  so it can be included here.  


160 7/5 Trochee AL'Arora Alouette Afflatus Alliterative Acrostic Trigee Ameranth
Anphion Analogue Arabesque Argonelles Arkaham Ballad Baccresieze Balance
Bina Bio Poem Blitz Brevette Cadence Cameo Canopus
Caryotte Cascade Cinkqu Cinq Trois Deca La Rhyme Cinquetun Cherita Circlet
Clarity Pyramid Cleave Coin Count Up & Count Down Constanza Cote Cromorna
Crystalline Cycle Decannelle Decathlon Decrina Decuain dekaaz
Deten Diamonte or Diamond Poem Diatelle Dickson Dionnol Dixdeux Domino Rhyme
Double Etheree Double Five Duo-Rhyme Duplex Dr Stella Donna Dorisimbra
Double Etheree Dourzet Duodora Duni Epulaeryu Etheree
Essence Faceted Diamond Fialka Forget Me Not Frieze Gardenia Garden Lace
Golden Shovel Haikuette Haiku Wannabees Hautt Hexaduad Inverted Hexaduad HexSonnetta
Inverted Refrain Joseph's Star Kerf Kimo La'libertas La'Tuin Lady Slipper
Lakelet Lannet Licentia Rhyme Form Line Messaging Loop Lannet Margeda
Mid Swap Mirror Sestet Mirror Tetractys Mirrored Refrain Neoteric Classic Novem Palette
Octet Onzain Projacking Punnett Quintanelle Quinzain Revache
Reverse Etheree Rondel Grand Rondel Grand Modified Ronka Sidlak Skinny Solage
Tailgater Tetractys Tricube Trigee Trijan Refrain Trillinea Trio
Triquain Tritriplicata Trivail Tuanortsa Tulip Twenty Six Letters Tyburn
Veltanelle Vers Beaucoup Verso-Rhyme Vignette Villonnet Violette Virelet
Visual Verse Waltz Wave Wavelet Wheelchair Angel Style Whitney Wrapped Refrain Xenolith
ZaniLa Rhyme Zanze Zany ZigZag Five Zenith Zeno Zip

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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