Sonnenizio on a Line from Yeats. An aged man is but a paltry thing. An aged woman, on the other hand, Has no time to be paltry like her man.
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We have already tried here on Poets Online the very complex poetic form of the paradelle. Kim Addonizio tried her hand at the form in a poem called "Ever After" in the anthology, The Paradelle. She also has a poem titled "Sonnenizio on a Line From Drayton" that plays its own paradelle-like game. The sonnenizio is her invented form. You then repeat a word from that borrowed line in each of your succeeding 13 lines of the poem. You finish off your sonnet ala Addonizio with a rhymed couplet. We asked poets to identify the original source of their opening line. There's much more about this prompt , sonnenizios, sonnets and paradelles - plus poetry news and conversations amongst poets at the Poets Online Blog.
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Calling all poets who may endear themselves toward experimenting with poetic form - I am interested in realizing a new experiment focusing on the multiplicity of poetry and music in the proposed collaboration - Verse in the Circle of Fifths. I have a composer and interested in working with three, four, or five poets in creating a new synergy in combinative and linked poetry while coalesced within the symetries of the circle of fifths. Please contact me at gatehouse netzero. Thanks, Buzz Evers. So, you "repeat a word from that borrowed line in each of your succeeding 13 lines of the poem. Or does that mean: for each of the subsequent lines make sure to use at least one one word from the borrowed line? I can read it either way, though the examples of the form that I've found suggest it's the former.
Used with the permission of Brain Warner. Also, it will probably be important to pick a subject matter that calls for such a form. For what purpose? Look for other ones by Mike Dockins. The clerihew was invented in by Edmund Clerihew Bentley, who was a schoolboy of sixteen at St. His best one seems to me:.