INFORM POETS – 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:
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:
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