Looking at poetry styles

I discovered a different one called Soledad. I love learning new and old styles of poetry writing, it opens one’s mind to different possibilities when writing. My humble attempt is included with Gorder’s, and Smith’s  below.

Soledad: 1. Three 8-syllable lines 2. Written in tercets or triplets alone or in sequence. 3. Rhyme Scheme: a-x-a b-x-b etc. X= unrhymed. 4. Often has internal consonance or assonance. 5. Octosyllabic lines were typical in 12th  Spanish poetry. The majority of the forms were couplets.

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Spring Ahead © Judi Van Gorder

Eyes droop from lack of sleep last night,
late night write, hour hand clicks to twelve,
skip ropes forward, I wake at light.

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Sacrifice Zones © 2012 Linda Varsell Smith

Exploited for profit and greed,

no rules to protect people, land

places disregarded we need.

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Fuel industry and create blight.

Pollution a catastrophe.

Deplete and decay–people’s plight

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Remove what stands in machine’s way

leaving dead land, mountain moonscape.

taking clean water, breathe away.

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Defeated people struggle, shout

renew, recycle, choose for life,

dead, dying zones doing without.

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In a Chaotic Moment ©Lyn Crain

Leaves flutter wildly in the wind

The colors burst upon my soul

 scattered thoughts defiantly pinned

http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?/topic/1023-soledad/

http://www.rainbowcommunications.org/wordplay/forms/Soledad.pdf

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