Today’s poetry form is called Huitain Poetry. From Brewer,
The huitain is actually a derivative of the French ballade.
Here are the basic rules of the huitain:
ababbcbc rhyme scheme
Usually 8 to 10 syllables per line
Masters of Earth
a beautiful day, although muggy
hot summer churning up a storm
strong winds forming already, nutty
this planet we try to conform
yet, we’re guests, really a sojourn
years ago, before we claimed mine
others roamed, different lifeforms
masters of earth, for just a time.
Now to you…wanna try a Huitain poem? Share a link in the comments below!
I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms. To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. Masters of Earth is #34 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.
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