Poetic Form of the Week – Memento

Greetings!

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
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