- Free Verse- poetry that is written material freed from paragraph form and has rhythm but no rhyme
Ode to Job
Job came down
in a woosh, outstretched
and gliding into the horizon.
arrested bythe beckoning marsh.
His greatness bears
the anguish of ancient
Situated grievances weigh
on this long,
strong back. Unconscious
time drifts out
another sun salted
- Haiku- the haiku is a three lined Japanese poem about nature. This particular type of poetry has a limit on the amount of syllables you can have for each line. The first line always has five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. The third line has the same amount as the first line.
Tripping over rocks and stones
- Limerick- a limerick is humorous nonsense verse consisting of a triplet and couplet, making it a five line poem. Lines one, two, and five are the triplet and rhyme. Lines three and four form a rhyming couplet.
There was an old man of Nantucket,
who kept all his cash in a bucket;
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket- Nantucket
- Acrostic- a poem where the first letter of each line spells a word that can be read vertically
Summers' gifts of sensational feelings,
Heaping happiness in poets' path
Awarding praises for poetic data
Doses of episodes, where lived
Original thoughts; orgasmic tempo
Weavers of words; morning's dew
Prosing spewing from every lip
Operetta unions, written in solo
Energy of many, sharing love
Tears touching every heart
Rivalry forgotten, visions clear
You and I spreading peace and joy
- Cinquain- a type of poetry in which the first line has one word, the second has two words describing the first line, the third line showsaction with three words, the fourth line has four words that convey feeling, and the fifth line refers to line one.
Firecrackers pop loudly
Exciting, thrilling, and inspiring
- Ballad- a ballad is a story song that often has a refrain or chorus
The Ballad of Marian Blacktree
Oh, do you know the mountain road
That leads to yonder peak?
A few will walk that trail alone,
Their dreams they go to seek.
(1)One such was Marian Blacktree,
A lowly sheperdess,
And courting her was Tom, the swain,
Who loved her nonetheless.
(2)A thought occurred to Marian
While watching o'er her sheep,
And gazing at the mountain thus
She nodded off to sleep.
(3)That night she came to Tom and said
She longed to know the sky.
"I'm weary of this valley, love,
I want to learn to fly!"
(4)Poor Thomas did not want to leave,
This valley was all he knew.
So when she turned and left him there
Her heart, it broke in two.
(5)Her faithful swain did track her,
All night the trail led on,
And finally at the mountain,
He looked but she was gone.
(6)As morning broke and lit the sky
An eagle he did see:
It circled 'round him thrice and cried.
He knew now she was free.
- Sonnet- a type of poetry with three four line stanzas followed by a two line stanza called a couplet that rhymes.
ON HIS BLINDNESS
When I consider how my light is spent
E're half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one Talent which is death to hide,
Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, least he returning chide,
Doth God exact day-labour, light deny'd,
I fondly ask; But patience to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts, who best
Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State
Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
And post o're Land and Ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and waite.