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 SEETo 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
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