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  • Must everything fit neatly in a box?

    Haiku is patterned 5-7-5, Tanka 5-7-5-7-7,
    Limericks - 5 lines 2 rhyming patterns, funny
    Cinquain - 5 lines again, 2 rhyming patterns, not funny,
    Bop - 6 lines of question, 8 lines of answer

    Must everything fit neatly in a box?

    Anaphora, anaphora, anaphora, anaphora...ad nausea
    Ghazal - 5 to 15 couplets equal in meter and length
    Terza Rima - 3 line poems connected with a theme
    Rondeau - quintet, quatrain, sestet
    Pantoum - quartets in leap frog fashion

    Must everything fit neatly in a box?

    Depends upon the box you choose...
    Sestina, Sonnet, Psalm are names for forms
    and even Free Verse has its rules.
    But if you have chosen a box called Poet
    to describe the person you wish to be.

    Must everything fit neatly in a box?

    Who formed the box? What lies within?
    Are its walls thick or thin?
    Is it large or is it small?
    Or is it really a box at all?

    Must everything fit neatly in a box?
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