November 25, 2013



Expression is heard from within
Words spoken tells where they have been
Buried inside a hidden grin
Isn’t a sin; isn’t a sin!
Come daylight I show a bright smile
Won’t hide anymore all the while
With words to express shows my style
Been a dark isle; been a dark isle!
Imagination mine to share
Read to others without a care
Memories come back shed a tear
Vision past errs; vision past errs!
Spirit alive soul is now born
Guilt and hiding is now not worn
Past is buried I shall not mourn
Old pages torn; old pages torn!

- Rhoda Galgiani

Monotetra Poetry Form - Created by Michael Walker - Each stanza contains four lines in Monorhyme - Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for eight syllables - What makes the Monotetraso powerful as a poetic form is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated - It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired.
Stanza Structure: Line 1: 8 syllables; A1, Line 2: 8 syllables; A2, Line 3: 8 syllables; A3,
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4...rg


Charlene McCutcheon said...

My goodness you are talented. How in the world do you come up with all these different forms and the ability to create one of your own? I guess like I said it is just a gift that blesses so many. Thank you.
Love, Charlene

Rhoda Galgiani said...

I belong to a poetry website called the 'Writers and Poetry Alliance' owned by Pat Simpson in the UK. Each week our Teacher Tina posts a poetry style for us to create our own poem. It is a great forum - I then keep these forms in my folder for future use here on 'Expressions'...rg

Charlene McCutcheon said...

I am sure the more you practice the better you get. You've got years ahead of me. But my time is so limited with all my responsibilities I am lucky to even get time to write at all. You inspire me to find time. Love, Charlene

Rhoda Galgiani said...

When I write poetry in a certain style - I have to look up the form myself. That is why I keep a folder with forms in it. One never remembers the instructions with all the poetry forms available. I know you are busy - write when you can and always keep a copy of what you have created. Believe it or not you will see growth. Charlene, you have natural writing abilities when it come to writing poetry - please don't under estimate that - Ok??? I enjoy reading you so much...rg