Words cut the deepest, saddest of truths
Results in oldest, coldest reprove
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Authors Note: This is one form I had never tried before. I realize that it looks quite easy, but please know that it isn’t. Give a try yourself and see. I realize this isn’t perfect, but it’s a start.
Tyburn is a six line poem consisting of 2,2,2,2,9,9 syllables.
The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.
Examples can be found at http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/tyburn.html
Great words and important in our lives. Thank you for sharing it!!
Thank you sir. 🙂
I love this! Straight to the point…the sharp truth 🙂
Thank you so much Zara, that is what I like most about the short poetic forms. They force you to get right to the point. 🙂
Thanks for adding the description. As I was reading it , I was thinking I was going to have to ask.
No problem, I didn’t want people to think I was smart enough to create this on my own. 🙂
It is definitely not easy. I’ve played with this form before (unsuccessfully). Nice job
Thank you, then you know what I mean that it is much harder than it looks. 🙂
I think the forms are fun. They can be challenging though.
Indeed they can Pam, but a little challenge never hurt anyone…well at least not permanently. 🙂
Hi Dom —
I completely understand — wrote one a while back and it’s tougher than it looks! There’s a reason I say I wrote *one*! LOL!
You did this very well. 🙂
Thanks Jen, I need to try something different and this one looked intriguing. By the way ONE is better than NONE. 🙂
I need to stretch my muses’ legs too – try some villanelles or something again —
You did this very well!
I was thinking of writing another villanelle myself if I can gather the strength. 🙂
I know what you mean! 🙂
Thanks for introducing me to this new form. I loved your first attempt. So much truth in so few words.
My pleasure and thank you. I find that the shorter poetic forms are not always the easiest and this was one of those.
Numbers can be found everywhere! Great and challenging piece!
They certainly can, it is amazing. Thank you.