I found my Mindful Poetry column for the terza rima, but it's lacking in helpfulness. I'll describe how to write one in the rules below. It's confusing to describe, but it makes sense when you see it. Here's a couple terza rimas to consider: John Beck's and one of mine.
If you are new to this group or contest, go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today's challenge.
Follow these rules:
- Include at least three stanzas plus an envoy.
A stanza has three lines
An envoy has one or two lines that rhyme with the second line of the stanza preceeding it
The first and third line of every stanza rhymes and...
...the second word of each stanza is also the rhyming word of the first and third lines of the subsequent stanza.
Another way to consider the rhyme scheme: a-b-a, b-c-b, c-d-c. d-e-d...e-e.
This is called an interlocking rhyme scheme.
- Today's prompt: history
- Publish so that the date stamped is April 27th with only one stamp-date
- Tag with MP2012
- Publish to Mindful Poetry (and other groups as you wish)
Read today's submissions by others and comment. Here's the link.
Yesterday we received 19 triolet submissions to the Mindful Poetry Contest. Here is the Poem-of-the-Day.
Wednesday we received 14 haibun submissions, but I was too spent to choose a Poem-of-the-Day. Here it is now.
Good luck! Have fun! Read and comment on other contestants here.