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Creativity Verses Form ~ Violette

David  of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and Sangeetha of Mindfills began a fun poetry partnership in April. We 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 new poetry projects.

We decided to explore poetry forms. A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. We completed our first series Form verses creativity in June ’22. And we’re now on to the next set of poetry forms A to Z ~ Creativity Verses Form. We added a little twist for version2.0, with a key word starting with the same letter.

For ‘V’, Sangeetha selected the ‘Violette’ form and the keyword ‘Vintage’.

V: Violette

Sangeetha’s Violette

Old wine is much revered
In gold caskets preserved
Never shaken or stirred
Sublime... you see?

Mint green E-type Jaguar
That treasured vintage car
E for Envy... by far
Won't you agree?

If age is a big plus
Antiques are fabulous
And years make you famous...
What about me?

David’s Violette

Of singular mintage,
Past forty, I'm vintage.
My gut gets poor windage-
With age, I've slowed.

The old songs I enjoy
And dad jokes I employ
My young child much annoy-
Yes... yes, I know.

I don't aim to be cool,
Nor in-crowd to befool;
But no punk in high school
Can. touch. my. flow.


  • Stanzaic: written in any number of quatrains;
  • Syllabic: 6/6/6/4 syllables per line;
  • Rhymed: feminine rhyme used aaab cccb dddb etc.
    • ‘b’ is a linking rhyme from stanza to stanza.

Read all the poems in our series ~ Creativity Verses Form where we explore poetry forms


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