Friday, April 30, 2010

Poetry Month Wrap-up and Final Form

So how’d you do? Write every form and successfully meet the challenge? Me neither, but it was great fun reading about and researching the forms. Fav video had to be "Sex not Poetry" How awesome is that?!

Anyway, the final form (sniff, cry) is the ruthless rhyme. It’s an English form, reportedly invented by Harry Graham. Not to be confused with extreme rap lyrics, a ruthless rhyme has quatrains, stanzas of four lines apiece, of aggressive verse dealing with the misfortunes, foibles, idiosyncrasies, ect., of various people. It’s mean to be humorous or point fun at the subject and it makes no bones about it. Like I said, four lines, aabb rhyme scheme. Simple and brutal.

So that’s it for poetry month here on Farms and Lit. The results are in, by the way, and since the split was fifty/fifty on poetry or plants, I’ve decided to try splitting the difference. Herb gardening in containers and poetry pertaining to poets, movements, and whatever else strikes my fancy. So there we are. Hope you had a happy, productive poetry month, I know I did. And if anyone is interested in my chapbook, XY Rated, be sure to drop a line.