Poem Section

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Poems awaken the senses


blindfold_01The Diana Series

This series employes the Tanka format. Tanka is a form of un-rhymed Japanese poetry, with five sections structured in a 5-7-5-7-7 pattern of syllable similar to the haiku, which follows the more familiar 5 / 7 / 5 pattern. What follows is a vignette in five stanzas each in the Tanka form.


julia_1The Julia Series

This series employs the Elizabethan sonnet format. The form consists of fourteen lines structured as three quatrains and a couplet. The usual rhyme scheme is end-rhymed a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g.


The Amanda Series

amanda 001This series is written in iambic tetrameter in the Rubaiyat stanza created by Edward Fitzgerald. Each verse (save the last) follows an a-a-b-a rhyming scheme, with the following verse’s a’s rhyming with that verse’s b, which is a chain rhyme

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