“Wonderful”, a Pensee
diving into your wonders
I cannot just love one of you
Unwaveringly, I love both
“Marry You”, a Tango
Stunning. Where does this beauty come from?
Never thought I’d love the way I love you.
Binding. These simple words cannot be undone.
All I said was I love you and that was enough.
Pensee found in the Caulkins Handbook stresses exact syllable count and strong end words. This invented verse form was first introduced by American poet and educator, Alice Spokes. It can be found on line at Instant Poetry Forms for Kids
The Pensee is:
- a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
- syllabic, 2-4-7-8-8 syllables per line.
The Tango is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Chiquita LoJuana Gonzolas Sills.
The Tango is:
- stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
- syllabic, 9-10-11-12 syllables per line.
- rhymed, xaxa xbxb etc. x being unrhymed.