Types of Poems

The poems I’ve posted to date fall into one of the four following categories. I was asked to include a description of different poetic forms, so I thought I’d start with these.

blank verse – written in iambic pentameter that doesn’t rhyme; if you want a great explanation of iambic pentameter, check http://iambicpentameter.net

cinquain – five lines, the first with two syllables, the second with four, the third with six, the fourth with eight, and the fifth with two (I wrote a reverse cinquain a few days ago – Wings Spread.)

free verse – doesn’t rhyme or have a regular meter

haiku – three lines, the first with five syllables, the second with seven, and the third with five

If you want to explore different poetic forms, check out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Poetic_form

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Life

My thanks again to my friend Heather for today’s post…

From the embryo, man

The seed, flowers

Each genus, life

All brought forth

By His hand.

Elements may hinder

But stunt not development

His brilliance oversees

To purpose unfolds

His perfect plan.

Through him (Jesus) all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made (John 1:3 NIV).

Lost in a Melody

My dear friend Heather forwarded the following poem to me this morning. I just love it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Lost in a melody

Cares recede.

For a beautiful moment,

Soothing strings bathe

The collective consciousness

In a peaceful reverie,

Revealing what love

Can achieve.

My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music (Psalm 57:7 NIV).

ABCs of Flight

Airborne

Beautiful clouds

Direction

Endless, fantastic glory

Happiness inspired

Joy kindly, lovingly manifest

No obstacles

Perfect quest

Rising

Soaring

Trusting

Unbelievable variety

Wonder

eXcitement

Youthful zeal

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:6-8 NIV)