THE HOLIDAYS APPROACHETH!

Whether it’s Christmas, or Chanukah, or Kwanzaa, we are in the mind of celebrating the holiday that is dear to us. That includes family, food (and some drink) and gifts. We as poets love a good book. So it is time to present an opportunity to hawk your tomes and collections if you so wish. We agree hey make great gifts.

So, if you have a book to sell (of even swap, if you so choose) present your case in a comment and we’ll try to bring that together. Share a link to your page, or where the book can be had, and you will share your worded wonder with others. ‘Tis the season to be reading’! Ho! Ho! Ho! to borrow a line from a friend of mine!

INFORM POETS – VERS BEAUCOUP

Vers Beaucoup 

The Vers Beaucoup, a poem for created by Curt Mongold, which is French for “many rhymes”. Each stanza consists of four lines with a rhyming word scheme of:

a-a-a-
a-b-b-
b-c-c-
c-d-d

Each rhyme can only use a MAXIMUM of three words. The fourth “a” rhyme carried over to the second line causes enjambment and creates a strong internal rhyming structure. The poem can be any number of stanzas.

An example of the form with the rhyming words capitalized for clarity:

 

WALT’S EXAMPLE:

MIXED PRECIPITATION

I KNOW by the GLOW of the SNOW

a SHOW was SET to begin. But if we GET

WET then the RAIN is what will STAIN

and REMAIN to be FOUND on the GROUND all day!

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik, 2014