Posts tagged ‘villanelle’

National Poetry Month Challenge Format List

Sorry this is so late, but as promised, here is the list of poetry formats which resulted from part one of my National Poetry Day challenge:

  • Acrostic
  • Ballad
  • Ballade
  • Canzone
  • Envelope Quatrain(s?)
  • Ghazal
  • Haiku
  • Heroic Couplet
  • Italian Sonnet
  • Ottava Rima
  • Pantoum
  • Paradelle
  • Rengay
  • Rondeau
  • Rubyat
  • Sapphic Stanza(s?)
  • Sestina
  • Shakespearean Sonnet
  • Terza Rima
  • Villanelle

I intend to fulfill my half of the challenge, but just in case I run out of time, and in order to maximize the educational benefits of this endeavor, I intend to focus first on those formats on the list with which I’ve never worked before.

Oh, and thanks are due to Joshua Gage for contributing most of the suggestions listed!


Galactic Genesis

This poem, which is the second villanelle I’ve composed, was part of my entry (I’ll share the other part in my next post) to this year’s “Poetry in the Museum” contest (cosponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History). The theme of the competition was “The Nature of Nature”; In my response, I chose to interpret the prompt on a universal scale, writing about the formation of our galaxy! I was not a finalist in the contest, but I am no less satisfied with my submission, the first part of which I now present for your contemplation:

Galactic Genesis

Aftermath of the Tragedy (Rebooting This Blog)

UPDATE: This poem is now award-winning and in-demand! See my latest posts for details! (here and here)


Greetings, all! After a number of failed attempts at blogging here, I have decided to reboot this blog (all old entries have been hidden). I will now be using this blog exclusively to share my poetry. Feedback is encouraged!

To get things started, here is a poem which I recently read in my school’s Talent Show. I didn’t win, but the poem received a very positive response nonetheless. I will begin by introducing this poem the same way that I did in the show:

“This poem is titled “Aftermath of the Tragedy.” It is written in a style of rhyming and repetition known as the Villanelle poem.”

Aftermath of the Tragedy

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