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Her Heart Forms: The Terzanelle Poetry Form

In November, we will be exploring various “elle” style poems, including the Kyrielle, Diatelle, Octelle, and Terzanelle! This week, we’ll be challenging you to write a #TERZANELLE. Not for the faint hearted! The Terzanelle is a combination of two popular Italian poetic forms. It merges the repetition of the villanelle with the lyricism of the terza rima. It is a 19-line poem consisting of five interlocking triplets/tercets plus a concluding quatrain in which the first and third lines of the first triplet appear as refrains. The middle line of each triplet is repeated, reappearing as the last line of the succeeding triplet with the exception of the center line of the next-to-the-last stanza which appears in the quatrain. The rhyme and refrain scheme for the triplets is as follows (everything in caps is repeated / refrained, lower case is in rhyme) Line – Rhyme 1 – A 2 – B 3 – A 4 – b 5 – C 6- B 7 – c 8 – D 9 – C…

Her Heart Forms: Octelle Best in Form

You guys wrote some incredible Octelles this week. It was hard to choose just one. But, we were swept away by @althea.poetry excellent use of personification and nature. Congrats! ➖➖➖➖➖ We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Octelle form! ➖➖➖➖➖ Please contact the author for permission to repost @althea.poetry

Her Heart Forms: Octelle Poems

In November, we will be exploring various “elle” style poems, including the Kyrielle, Diatelle, Octelle, and Terzanelle! This week, we’ll be challenging you to write an #OCTELLE. See more guidance on how to write one, as well as an example courtesy of @breathwords. ➖➖➖➖➖ Elle poems focus on various rhyming patterns to convey meaning. You may write on any subject. ➖➖➖➖➖ Submit your OCTELLE poems by Friday 23rd November.

Her Heart Forms: Diatelle best in form

This week’s Diatelle poems left us amazed! You turned poetry into chants, inspiring messages, and powerful speeches. You all met the added challenge of incorporating ORENDA beautifully! It’s always difficult to choose best in form, and this week was no exception. But, we fell in love with the starry expression of @thastorytellaz diatelle. Congrats! This week, there is an added prize of the book YouPoet by our founder and EIC! ➖➖➖➖➖ We’d love to hear your thoughts on the form and what situations you might reach for a diatelle in. ➖➖➖➖➖ Please contact the author for permission to repost @thastorytellaz .

Her Heart Forms: writing an ‘Orenda’ Diatelle

In November, we will be exploring various “elle” style poems, including the Kyrielle, Diatelle, Octelle, and Terzanelle! This week, we’ll be challenging you to write a Diatelle ORENDA poem. The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. Fifteen lines long, the syllable and rhyming structure of the diatelle is as below. It looks best displayed center aligned in a diamond shape. Whilst this form may be written on any subject matter, we would like you to write one with the added theme ORENDA, ‘a mystical force present in all people that empowers us to affect the world or to effect changes in our own lives.’ The Diatelle form was created by Bradley Vrooman. #Syllables – Rhyme 1 – a 2 – b 3 – b 4 – c 6 – b 8 – c 10 – c 12 – a 10 – c 8 – c 6 – b 4 – c 3 – b 2 – b 1 – a Diatelle using the theme ORENDA example courtesy of @phoenixrisespoetry ➖➖➖➖➖ Her Heart Forms is part of…

@Flipstorks Meter & Rhyme Tips

We so enjoyed listening to @flipstork talking about a lifetime of meter and rhyme, and sharing some tips for approaching it and honing this craft. . write down lines that pop into your head for a week or so, then sit down and count the syllables and see if you have a particular count and rhythm. then work out a form which plays to your inherent rhyme the more syllables you have between rhyme, the easier; so work with forms with longer syllable lines. Find meter and rhyme poets (Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson for example) who speak to you and duplicate the rhyme scheme. Even go so far as to create your own version of one of their works, like Bill’s version of Wordsworth’s Daffodils. Keep expanding your vocabulary and use tools to stop you falling into a rhyme rut and using the same words all the…

Kyrielle Poem best in form

This week’s Kyrielle poems were incredible, everybody was best in form! From the astronaut of @pi.and.anne, to the oaks of @salovie_writes, @dichi_poetree ocean eyes and the Icarus of @sacred.wilde; the imagery painted and sealed with the rhyme pattern and refrain was haunting. . It was so hard to choose a ‘best in form’ but something about the ambitious yet delicate refrain used by @blossomhaiku to describe the poetic process enraptured us. We’re all just howling at the moon. . . We’d love to hear your thoughts on the form and what situations you might reach for a kyrielle in. . In November, we will be exploring various “elle” style poems, including the Kyrielle, Diatelle, Octelle, and Terzanelle! This week, we’ll be challenging you to write a Kyrielle. A kyrielle has 8 syllables per line, 4 lines per stanza, with the final line repeating in refrain, and usually follows an abaB rhyming structure throughout the poem. ➖➖➖➖➖ Please…

Writing a Kyrielle Poem

In November, we will be exploring various “elle” style poems, including the Kyrielle, Diatelle, Octelle, and Terzanelle! This week, we’ll be challenging you to write a Kyrielle. A kyrielle has 8 syllables per line, 4 lines per stanza, with the final line repeating in refrain, and usually follows an abaB rhyming structure throughout the poem. ➖➖➖➖➖ Submit your KYRIELLE poems by Friday 10th November for a chance to be featured: 1. Follow @herheartforms & @herheartpoetry  2. Tag #herheartforms  3. Tag @herheartforms on your post 4. Tag #ElleHeart on your post. . Posts must be your original content. Please contact the author for permission to repost @breathwords . Her Heart Forms is part of the Her Heart Poetry family, focused on poetry forms. This tutorial style page will show you how to write different traditional and contemporary forms of poetry with the aim of helping you to improve your poetic craft. Follow the account for weekly challenges. . Her Heart ǀ…

#ListHeart

Thank you to the lovely @s.lyons_ for taking to us about her work and how list poems are a wonderful way of exploring a theme, of making the incongruent – congruent and for helping with the creativity process in bringing a poem to the light. (Catchup on live for the next 24 hours). This week’s challenge is to write a list poem – by taking your favourite recipe and writing a poem inspired by it or in the style of the recipe. We were honoured to be the first to hear Shay’s poem inspired by roti and chicken curry. Submit your poems by Friday 27th July for a chance to be featured : 1. Follow @herheartforms & @herheartpoetry 2. Tag #herheartforms 3. Tag @herheartforms on your post 4. Tag #ListHeart and #makeblackoutpoetry on your post . Posts must be your original content. By tagging Her Heart Forms you are…

Her Heart Weekly Form: Rhupunt

Delving into our celtic roots with a classical Welsh form. The Rhupunt is one of the 24 different types of poetic meter, written in cynghanedd of varying complexity. There is a rhyming pattern of: aaab, cccb, dddb and so on, which can be displayed in stanzaic or in single line view. (i.e. 4 lines of aaab becomes one line) Traditionally speaking each line should be 4 syllables long but we won’t hold you to it. We’re focusing on the rhyming scheme! Head over to @TwoHeartsBeatStronger if you’d like to collaborate on a Rhupunt or on Celtic myth in general! Here’s an example from @palemanpoetry of a Rhupunt: Blades of grass like silver hair Masked by oceans hiding where No man could swim not set a snare for those who call it home. Yet in these tiniest of pools Newsian mages dwell with fools, Conjuring their gleaming jewels, while blade…