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Welcome to Poetic Forms, a community where people who want to learn about and write with traditional poetic forms can do so together. It was created by alenia on May 22, 2003.

:pointr:Form of the Month
The Terza Rima is the form of the month for February 2004. Please read this informative write-up by infiltrator15…

Beginning on February 1st, send links to your newly written terza rima poems by NOTE and they will be added to the journal.

Current Submissions - Terza Rima… by goji


:pointr:Welcome New Members
Welcome goji, poetry-of-hate


:pointr:Announcements and Information
Poetic Forms is under new administration: pamelaski Feel free to approach me with concerns, comments, and suggestions. Note me here or send me an email at

Suggestions for contests or activities? Let me know! This is NOT my group, it is YOURS. Without you, it is nothing.

:pointr:Message Board Forum…;
This is a great place to foster our community spirit, as well as workshop pieces of poetry. Thank you jl for bringing this to my attention, and for suggesting we use it for workshopping pieces!


HeIsCome has suggested that we have a "makeover" of the group, to herald our new rebirth with new leadership. So, the current contest is going to be for a new DevID. Please send your submissions in via NOTE, and I will list them. Then, the members of Poetic Forms will vote on which ID we wish to use. PLEASE do not send in any votes until you are asked for them! We want to make sure everyone has a fair chance for their offering to be looked at.


If you want to do an official write-up on any forms with a specified rhyme scheme, meter, and/or repetition, please note poetic-forms. If you just have information on the forms but don't want to write it up, send a note as well and we will pass the information on to whoever would like to do the write-up. The write-ups will contain a brief history of the form, perhaps an example, and a full description of the rhyme scheme, meter, common themes, etc. All write ups shall be channeled through this page (i.e. the text should be sent in a note here) and from here it will be submitted as a deviation.

Newest Write-Up: The Rictameter…


:pointr:Useful Links
Links to helpful information, anyone? Note me with the link and I'll add it. Online Rhyming Dictionary from scarrow Rhyming Dictionary / Thesauras from milpalabras… Poetic Form Definitions from pamelaski… Creative Writing Dictionary from pamelaski… Poetry Forms and Examples from pamelaski… Prosody Resource from alenia


To join this community, please send a NOTE (as opposed to writing a devious comment) with the subject "Joining". If you have poems in your gallery in a certain poetic form already, please link them in your note and state what type of poem it is.


:pointr:Members Poetic Selections by Form
When you submit a poem via *note* to be placed in this section, please remember to state what poetic form the submission was written in, please. Please note that the form listed is what the writer has stated to PF that it was written in.

Dodoitsu… by pamelaski

Sestina… by pamelaski

Haiku… by pamelaski

Other… by MyLittleBlackHeart

:pointr: Member Listing
alenia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2004
hehe, I'm spying!
the new ID idea sounds great.
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February 7, 2004