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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.

We are over a year old. Happy Birthday, poetic-forms :!:

:pointr:Form of the Month
The Triolet remains the form of the month for the remainder of June. You still have time!
Please read this informative write-up by chiroptera…

Please send links to your newly written triolet poems by NOTE and they will be added to the journal.

Triolet Submissions… by curiousity… by curiousity


:pointr:Welcome :new: Members
:iconminorkey: :icondark0dark: :iconspectabillis: :iconberyc:  :iconmiseria-cantare:  :iconontatteredwings: :iconchicz:


:pointr:Announcements and Information
Administrator :iconpamelaski:
Feel free to approach me in a note with concerns, comments, and suggestions.

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

Aria-Devi has suggested that we make a terms dictionary in our gallery, for terms seen most often in our writings, critiques, write-ups etc that some people might not know. Add to this via note, or by visiting the forum thread concerning this.

guardianmars has given us the link to an ongoing Renga.…


: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.

The current contest for a new DevID is over.

Congratulations, :iconumbralsea:

You have won a 3 month subscription to deviantart!… by umbralsea… by umbralsea


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. You will receive a :heart: next to your name for submitted form write-ups.


: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 from milpalabras… Poetic Form Definitions from pamelaski… Creative Writing Dictionary from pamelaski… Poetry Forms and Examples from pamelaski… Prosody Resource from alenia… curiosity… curiosity… Sonnets by curiosity… Literary Definitions from pamelaski… Glossary of Poetic Terms from pamelaski


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: Member Poems by Form


:pointr: Member Listing


:pointr:We Support

beryc Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2004
.. hmm day late (being as it is july 1st.. ) but here is a triolet that i submitted on june 29

The Heart Holder
curiosity Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2004
Not to be a huge, whining, ho-banging bitch . . . but ~curiousity is not me. I spell the word correctly :P The links to the Triolets still go to my poems, but the name is some other chick.
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June 18, 2004