Andrée Gendron

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CONGRATS! YOU FOUND AN EASTER EGG

 

And My Dumb Joke



How many poets does it take to change a lightbulb?

3

1 to hold the folding chair steady
1 to climb onto the folding chair
And 1 to write their death poem

And here it is


burned out and wasted
lightbulb and poets - flash - fizz
darkness once again

 

 

 

poetry RULES

one-breath - haiku - senyru - tanka

cinquain - fibonacci - diamante

 

Basic syllable, word counts, directions and examples:

One-Breath: 1 word....(dots) then one or two imaginative definitions or feelings on the subject separated by dots. Able to recite without needing to take a breath.

Example:

shadows....dim memories....absence of light


Haiku: 5, 7, 5 syllables, all topics but mostly people, typically serious. Seldom include capital letters except for formal nouns, or punctuation of any kind

Example:

four children three swings
the brat, the youngest, their friend
and someone to push


Senyru: 5, 7, 5 syllables, generally about nature, typically humorous, cynical or dark

Example:

peanuts, seeds, or corn
squirrel ponders his choices
lunges, leaves, returns


(repeat verses over and over)


Tanka: 5. 7, 5, 7, 7 a haiku with an added statement for a conclusion

Example:

you miss her don't you,
he asks a familiar face
all the time, they say
so then you knew my mother
no, but I still miss my wife


Cinquain: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1 stresses per line. The syllable rules are:
1 word noun with 2 syllables
4 syllables, adjectives
6 syllables, 'ing' action verb followed by result
8 syllables, expressing feeling
1 word, 2 syllables, synonym of line one noun

Example:

forest
old pines and hardwood
burning ‘til it burns out
charred and bare, already whispers
woodland

Fibonacci: 1, 1, 2 , 3 , 5 , 8 , 13   
Using the mathematical pattern. No other rules. The sequence is simple.
Add two adjacent numbers for each verse: 1, 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, 5+8=13

Example:

time
tick
ticking
tick-tock-tick
never standing still
has no regard for history
not even here and now and promises no future


Diamante: 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1 - this sequence shows word count, not syllable count
1st subject noun
2 adjectives about 1st subject noun
3 participles ending in 'ing' about 1st subject noun
4 nouns - 2 about 1st subject noun then 2 about 2nd subject noun
3 participles ending in 'ing' about 2nd subject noun
2 adjectives describing 2nd subject noun
2nd subject noun. Last and first words are opposites with the two adjacent lines pertaining to them

Example:

falls
falters, descends
stumbling, slipping, sliding
crumbles, crashes, resurrects, renews
clawing, clinging, climbing
reaches, ascends
rises

 

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