This Week’s Poetic Form is Memento! This is an invented Poetry Form.
Memento, created by Emily Romano is a poem about a holiday or an anniversary, consisting of two stanzas as follows: the syllable count should be 8 beats for line one; 6 beats for line two; and two beats for line three. This is repeated twice for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/a/b/c for each of the two stanzas.
Example #1: Sky Flowers Circumference unlimited As flowers in the sky Expand; We stand in awe, inhibited, As bright explosives fly From land. July wears flowers in the sky Spreading above the town In flight; We stand in awe, ready to cry Aloud as they resound This night. Copyright © 2007 Emily Romano Example #2: Gardening The Rose* Experiences that expose the lessons for our souls remain as petals falling from the rose, each symbolizing goals to gain. Each petal is a memory for ev'ry gift that's earned anew, and each new rose is yet to be a jewel that is learned and true. *Commemorating the Holiday of Roses Copyright © 2007 Jan Turner Content Credits: ShadowPoetry.com