Inside my mind is a place for you to find
An unreserved room where love can freely bloom
Hot Sands aka confounded crustaceans
If you are unsure leave me on the shore
If you tempt the sand I expect you’ve planned
masnavi or mathnawi:
Couplet (or two-line) form.
Each “line” is a “half-line” that rhymes horizontally
Each line is 10 or 11 syllables long (consistent within the poem)
The rhyme scheme is aa/bb/cc/dd and so on. There is no limit on the number of couplets.
Myth mired mindscape
Mimes muted dreams
Moulded to wear
Fault lined fabric
Forced into farce
Folly fed tear
The novem is a poetic form invented by Robin Skelton, inspired by the Burmese form than-bauk.
Tercets (or three-line stanzas)
Three words per line
Each line contains two monosyllabic words and one disyllabic word
The disyllabic word shifts in each line: In line 1, it’s the final word; in line 2, the middle word; and in line 3, the first word
Each stanza should repeat one consonant sound at least 4 times
There are no limitations regarding subject matter or rhyme scheme.
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