Cordonostic Poetry Form

Cordonostic Poetry — This poetic form came into being while I was parked outside of Mallala Primary School, waiting for my son to be finished for the day, so we could both go back home again.

It is based on syllable count, as is my most favourite poetic form, the Haiku. Unlike that Japanese form, the Cordonostic poem has no rules beyond the syllable count, which must be adhered to, or it simply isn’t a Cordonostic poem.

So, here is the rule — the first line must have three syllables, the second line must have five syllables, the third line must have seven…

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Reader and writer — Poetry, prose, blogging, also editor of community newsletter. Life happens as I watch, and is my inspiration!

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Carolyn Cordon

Reader and writer — Poetry, prose, blogging, also editor of community newsletter. Life happens as I watch, and is my inspiration!