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Form Verses Creativity ~ verso rhyme

David & Sangeetha‘s new poetry project

David of The skeptic’s kaddish and I began a fun poetry partnership in April. We just celebrated writing together a 100 verse renga, The Hyakuin 🙂 And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and what has grown to be a warm friendship with a new poetry project

We’ve decided to explore poetry forms, one each from A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. David suggested we title it Form verses creativity 🙂 This week we are writing  –  a Verso-Rhyme.  We’d love it if you want to respond with a  of Verso-Rhyme your own!

David‘s Verso-Rhyme

Today we celebrate
Israel's birth,
A dream two thousand years
in the making.
Tearful Jewish prayers
heard across Earth ~
t'wards & for our one home,

Sangeetha‘s Verso-Rhyme

Israel's hearts ~ Rejoice
We have come far
Holding fast to our Faith
Holding Honour
Israel's voices ~ Sing
Hymns of the Star
Light bright candles for Peace
Light Forever!


  • a poem in 8 lines; 
  • syllabic, 6-4-6-4-6-4-6-4 syllables per line;
  • rhyme, x/a/x/b/x/a/x/b, with ‘x’ being unrhymed;
  • ends with an exclamation point!

Sangeetha & David’s ‘Form verses creativity’

  1. The Alouette
  2. The Balance
  3. The Candlelight
  4. The Dizain
  5. The Etheree
  6. The Florette
  7. The Ghazal
  8. The Hexaduad
  9. The Italian octave
  10. The Jue Ju
  11. The Kimo
  12. The Limerick
  13. The Marianne
  14. The Nocturna
  15. The Ottava Rima
  16. The Pathya Vat
  17. The Quintilla
  18. The Retrac
  19. The Tritina
  20. The Ukiah
  21. The Verso-Rhyme

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