10 Short Poetic Forms

I’ve put together a couple poetic form lists by nationality (French poetic forms and Japanese poetic forms) recently, but I thought it’d be fun to assemble a list of short poetic forms. Like less than 10 lines short poems!

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Here are 10 Short Poetic Forms:

Click on the links to learn more about each form.

  1. Gogyohka. 5-liner developed by Enta Kusakabe.
  2. Hay(na)ku. 3-liner created by Eileen Tabios.
  3. Lune. Two 3-line versions created by Robert Kelly and Jack Collom.
  4. Magic 9. Abacadaba 9-liner that’s poetic magic.
  5. Nonet. The disappearing 9-line poem.
  6. Rispetto. Italian 8-line poetic form.
  7. Shadorma. Spanish 6-line poem (that I find addictive).
  8. Sijo. Korean 3-line poem.
  9. Tricubes. Mathematical poem introduced by Phillip Larrea.
  10. Triolet. 8-line French form (that’s one of my all-time faves).

Have fun trying each form! And let me know which short forms I left off (besides, you know, haiku and tanka).

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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