INFORM POETS – TYBURN

A tyburn is a six line poem consisting of 2,2,2,2,9,9 syllables. The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lines as the 5th to 8th syllables.

WALT’S TYBURN:

Schlepping,
slipping,
tripping,
flipping,
it’s all in jest, schlepping, slipping down,
all for a laugh, tripping, flipping clown.

ยฉ Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014

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PAMELA’S TYBURN:

Chilly,
frilly,
silly,
dilly.
Festivalโ€™s a chilly, frilly one:
days of daffo-dilly, silly fun!

ยฉ Copyright – PSC/2014

192 thoughts on “INFORM POETS – TYBURN

  1. Not perfectly to form, but like horseshoes, close, I think.

    peeping
    leaping
    weeping
    sleeping
    in my bed, weeping, leaping, nightmare
    under cover, peeping, sleeping, prayer

  2. Fluffy
    Scruffy
    Huffy
    Puffy
    Come here silly, fluffy, scruffy cat
    Slowly came and huffy, puffy sat

  3. COMING DOWN

    Leaper.
    Creeper.
    Deeper.
    Steeper.
    Norton Nuthatch, leaper creeper he,
    descends from a deeper, steeper tree.

    copyright 2014, William Preston

  4. Dasher
    Dancer
    Prancer
    Jogger
    Not what you thought, dasher dancer moves
    On the sidewalk, prancer jogger grooves

    ยฉ 2014 Earl Parsons

  5. Lighting
    Sighting
    Fighting
    Righting
    Nighttime warfare lighting sighting strong
    Bravely standing fighting righting wrong

    ยฉ 2014 Earl Parsons

  6. YOUNG LOVE

    love crush
    cheek blush
    word hush
    bumโ€™s rush
    all in a flash: love crush, cheek blush drained.
    Love came and went: word hush, bumโ€™s rush, pain.

    #

  7. POETRY

    A crime:
    All rhymes
    Sublime
    In time
    Are forgotten. A crime: all rhymes tossed
    From creation. Sublime? in time, lost.

    #

  8. Shower
    Power
    Flower
    Towers
    When the rain falls, shower power booms
    Up from the earth, flower towers blooms

    ยฉ 2014 Earl Parsons

  9. LOVE OR WHAT?

    Kisses
    Hisses
    Misses
    Wishes.
    Itโ€™s up to you. Kisses, hisses? Sick!
    Love or dreaming? Misses, wishes? Pick!

    #

  10. Purple
    Syrple
    Slurple
    Burple
    Pancake covered purple syrple goo
    Yummy tummy slurple burple pooh

    ยฉ 2014 Earl Parsons

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  12. โ˜พ โ˜ฝ

    Silver Lining of an Epiphany

    Twilight,
    midnight,
    moonlight,
    insightโ€ฆ
    Daylight fading โ€“ twilightโ€ฆmidnight now;
    sea of white glows, moonlight โ€“ insight grows.

    Copyright ยฉ Hannah Gosselin 2014

    โ˜พ โ˜ฝ

  13. This one is strange, I’ll grant, but it’s what came to me.

    Guru,
    Review
    A clue
    Undo
    Use your reason, Guru; review how
    We see your life–a clue, undo now.

      • Glad it puzzled. I’m still puzzled by it, too. I kept seeing a kid I went to high school with who had a huge birthmark that covered half his face. Sweet kid who didn’t live very long. I kept remembering how we students couldn’t see the mark, nor did most of our families, but that those from outside our town seemed to always remark on it. We always thought it was beyond rude and humiliating to do so.

        I suppose that’s what it was about in the end. It’s the only explanation I can come up with.

      • Pamela, part of the puzzlement in understanding this one may be in the word “lyne.” The word has several meanings according to use and etymology, but the Urban Dictionary defines it as Very handsome and strong person. also opinionated, and hard willed. Oddly enough, that’s how our friend Chad was. Odder still is that I would think of him at all.

        • Thanks for the explanation, Claudsy โ€“ I appreciate it! (Some folks donโ€™t like to have to โ€œexplainโ€ their poetry; and sometimes, poems are just โ€œbornโ€ of their own accord and we poets canโ€™t say exactly what they mean โ€“ can only feel them — and leave the interpretation to the reader.)

          When I tried looking up the word โ€˜lyneโ€™, the only explanation I could find was a game (โ€œDeceptively simple. Infinitely complex. LYNE is a minimalist puzzle game that will knot your brain as it calms your soul.โ€) โ€“ which added (and still adds!) a certain intrigue to the poem for me.

          I love the story behind this one! While they can sometimes be very cruel, children can also be incredibly accepting; I love that this poem was born of that quality. And isn’t it amazing how a person and/or experience from years ago can suddenly surface out of nowhere and weave its way into a poem? Thanks for sharing this one.

          • Using a word with so many disparate meanings can be tricky, it’s true. The Lyne is also a river in England. Go figure. I’m glad that my explanation helped. And you’re right about the meaning you found. It does add a bit of intrigue to the subject.

            The story behind the poem–If memory serves, our friend Chad lost his life during the summer following graduation in a car accident. He was such a sweetheart, loved by everyone who knew him.

            And you’re right again–there are events in our lives, sometimes very small ones and large ones, which resurface unexpectedly for no apparent reason to slap us in the face and call us back to things important to remember.

            I’m glad you liked this one. It has for me a haunting quality. For others, it simply adds a puzzle to their day. Maybe that’s its purpose. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • This is fascinating; for me, the fascination lies mainly in the skylark image, which acts like a spring.

      • Really? Hunh. I guess it’s the idea of skylark’s various meanings–at least for me. I suppose it would take on that meaning, too, considering the behavior of the bird. Good thought there, William.

  14. This was harder than I expected. . . here are two

    Playtime

    Spinning
    Grinning
    Pinning
    Winning
    Children at play spinning, grinning,
    We all fall down, pinning, winning

    The Weaver

    Weaving
    Reeving
    Peeving
    Leaving
    The spider works weaving, reeving
    When web is shred, grieving, leaving

    • Oh — I like these, Darlene! The first brings to mind a young child’s birthday party — a giggling romp with games of ring around the rosy and pin the tale on the donkey. Fun!

      The second is sweet, sad. (I’m thinking you changed your mind on the “peeving”, and went with “grieving” — but forgot to change it in both places? “Grieving” was a good choice — in my opinion.) Nice work! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Darlene, these are both lovely! Particularly the spider one…
      I found this form difficult too, especially if using a 9th syllable for the last two lines…you tweaked it to eight, which made the meter feel more complete and matching.

    • Also, second one: I started out with “weaving,” after a discussion with my aide about weaving her hair. Then thought of spider. But not enough words rhyme with weaving, so I changed to a spider’s spinning. . .if anyone cares to the growth of a poem.

  15. Oops, yup, grieving. I wanted a “nature” poem but couldn’t find the right rhymes. And the first was inspired by my son’s description of my grandchildren at play at the park. And thanks for the time and encouragement you are investing in all of us.

  16. Market Transactions

    Dim, slight,
    thin, white.
    True, quite
    mean, right.
    Lies we sold were dim, slight, thin, white drool.
    Rumors bought were true, quite mean, right cruel.

  17. Mr. Sun

    Holding
    Scolding
    Bolding
    Moulding
    He lifts the sky, holding, scolding light
    Till its time, for bolding, moulding night

  18. Flowers

    Rooting
    Shooting
    Blooming
    Soothing
    Finally ! some rooting, shooting glints
    Velvet, smiling, blooming, soothing tints !

  19. Springโ€™s Whiplash

    Sneezing,
    freezing,
    wheezing,
    easing,
    Iโ€™ve been attacked, sneezing, freezing old,
    the lecherous wheezing, easing cold.

  20. Not sure I get this form…but an attempt…

    Crabbing
    Grabbing
    Jabbing
    Stabbing
    You’ve been a crab, grabbing, jabbing hard
    So I grab you, jab you, stab you with my shard

  21. DIETING

    Remorse?
    Outsource!
    Perforce
    a course:
    to cheat without remorse, outsource it;
    have someone buy, perforce, a corset.

    copyright 2014, William Preston

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