Aug 6, 2010

Guest Post #5- By Meghana S

    The MonoTetra

Jpeg by bible_geek
I am walking down winding road 
Searching for the near perfect node
Exploring a humble abode
Life is a code.. Life is a code

Rain comes pouring down curvy lane
Don’t know if it’s a boon or bane
Although it makes me more insane
Love still remains.. Love still remains..

No matter if I win or lose
Have no time to indulge in blues
Reveling in life’s lovely hues
My soul’s enthused.. My Soul’s enthused..

The monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired.

Stanza Structure:
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4


magiceye said...


cutedevilmeg said...

eeeeeeeeeeeee.........thanksss Vibzzyyyy :D
for not only givin me a chance to write but also for helping me finally come out with this form :D

Vivek Nanda said...

Thats interesting, being a person who loves poetry this is some serious knowledge I gained here...thank you..wonderful :)