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Thursday, March 7, 2013


Created by Eve Braden, Frieda Dorris and Robert Simonton, the Dorsimbra
 is a 12-line poem consisting of (1) a quatrain of iambic pentameter rhyming abab
(2) a quatrain of "short and snappy" free verse, and
(3) a quatrain of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter).
The final (12th) line is the same as the first line.

The form's creators suggest the use of enjambment, interlaced rhymes, 
and near-rhymes to bind the three stanzas/

Example Poem

Safe Fax

Today's environment demands safe fax.
If you fax to yourself you won't go blind.
A cover used will not let you relax.
If you fax too fast, most consorts won't mind.

Not age restricted
Married or single  fine
contact quick
frequently gratifies.

If you have no outlet for your fax needs
you can then pay for service, legally.
If you know them then everything's okay.
Today's environment demands safe fax.

© Lawrencealot - April 23, 2012

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1 comment:

  1. Very nice ghazal poetry.
    I am sharing some of my favorite ghazal poetry here.

    Qurbaton mein bhee judai key zamanay mangay
    Dil woh be-mehar ke ronay key bahanay mangay

    Hum na hotay tu kisi aur key charchay hotay
    Khulqat-e-shaher tu kehnay ko fasanay mangay

    Yahi dil tha ke tarasta tha marasim key liay
    Abb yahi tarkey-taaluq key bahanay mangay

    Apna yah haal keh ji haar chukay lut bhi chukay
    Aur mohubaat wohee andaaz puranay mangay

    Dil kisi haal pah qane`h hi nahin jaan-e-FARAZ
    Mil gaay tum bhee tu kaya aur na janay mangay