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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Not Amused (Monotetra)

I want to write and post today
But cannot find a word to say
All the stories have gone away
My mood is grey, my mood is grey

Where will I find the thoughts to write
A wordless screen gives me a fright
Writers' block haunt me day and night
Is this my plight, is this my plight

These jottings will not work for me
My muse it seems have set me free
She skipped on me for sun and sea
So doomed I be, so doomed I be

A Monotetra has 4 lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (4 metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables. The last line contains 2 metrical feet which is repeated. There can be 1 stanza or many.

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Sunday, 3 August 2014

My Love Calls (Nonet)

My beloved was lost at sea one day
Sailing when the angry storm blew
I hear his voice call my name
His love for me still true
He came back for me
To sail the sea
Come with me
I miss 

A Nonet has 9 lines with a 9 syllable count in the first line. It decreases in syllable count per line. Rhyming is optional.

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