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
WALT’S TWO SENSE:
The Ten Line Poem
We write our poems every day
in every form, in every way.
The kinds of words the people read,
each day we poem, 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!
© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2019
The Twelve Line Variant
A FORM LIKE SEUSS WOULD USE
I think I am like Sam I am,
I do not like green eggs and ham.
and with that said, you might agree,
it is a well grilled steak for me.
A baked potato too, I see,
one not too big and not quite wee.
I will not eat them in a tree,
I will not eat them on a spree.
I may just eat them on my knee,
but certainly, with some hot tea!
In lieu of steak I might eat spam,
but do not serve green eggs and ham!
© Walter J Wojtanik – 2019