IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – DUO-RHYME

The Duo-rhyme, a poetic form created by Mary L. Ports, is a 10 or 12-line poem, with the first two and last two lines having the same rhyme scheme, and the center of the poem (lines #3 through #8 or #10) having their own separate monorhyme scheme.

Meter: 8 beats per line, written in iambic tetrameter (4 linear feet of iambic)

Rhyme Scheme: 10-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a and 12-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a

To view Mary L. Ports examples and for information on DUO-RHYME follow this link:  http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/duorhyme.html

MARIE ELENA’S TARDY DUO-RHYME:

GIVE ME EYES TO SEE

To look into another’s eyes
And truly see the soul that cries –
The fear and angst on which it feeds
The love that lost, the heart that bleeds
The expectation that misleads
The loveliness beneath the needs
The strength behind the smallest deeds
The blooms among the choking weeds.
This trampled soul with courage tries
Beyond what meets the eye implies.

© Copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013

WALT’S DUO-RHYME:

POEMIC MARATHON

We write our poems every day
in every form, in every way.
The kinds of words the people read,
each day in April, we succeed.
Not out of any dire need,
but rhyming words would plant the seed.
These worded pearls, this string of beads;
fantastic blooms amongst the weeds
All writers with poetic ways,
within this garden, their words play!

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013