A rictameter is a nine-line syllabic structure typically used in poetry. The lines start at two syllables, incrementing upward by two to ten in the fifth line and ending with the same two syllable word as the first line.
Because this form involves a fixed syllabic count, it is a natural accompaniment with haiku and other fixed-syllabic poetry forms.
Created in the early 1990s by two cousins, Jason D. Wilkins and Richard W. Lunsford, Jr., engaged in regular poetic contest. This contest was the weekly practice of their self-invented order, The Brotherhood of the Amarantos Mystery, which was inspired by the movie Dead Poet's Society.
I enjoy this form, hope you do too...
OURS IS ...
Your touch moves me,
closer into the warmth
that you give to me so freely,
allowing the day's stress to just roll off...
bringing thoughts of our tender love
and the comfort we make,
as the sun fades
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Tanka consists of five units (often treated as separate lines when Romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of onji:
any way you feel it... OURS IS...
Winters grip is here
holding life in a freeze frame
icy waves of white
yet there in the midst, a sign
that spring is soon on her way
Tee Hee Hee
my plants are ready for spring !