August 31, 2013

Metamorphic Transition...

Before, During, After
Before I was feeling empty
Since joy didn’t fit in my heart
Smiles came and went with sad sorrow
Frowns seemed to frame my empty face
During this time, I found my way
Seeking my truths as I did pray
Understood that my days turned black
Comfort in life I now did lack
All was taken in a short flash
Dreams tumbled and suddenly crash
As failure overtook one’s mind
Your love in life turned cold and blind
Sorrow captured my body’s peace
Life we lived died coming to cease
After years of solitude pain
The mind grew and heart became full
Faith in one’s own self and in God
Taught me again to become full
- Rhoda Galgiani
Metamorphic Transition Form of Poetry - Created by Dena M. Ferrari
Three verses, though the number of verse lines do vary - First verse
has 4 lines non rhyme with content about Before - The second verse
has 10 lines done as rhyming couplets and content of this verse is
During (here and now) any subject - Third verse content is about
After done with 4 lines 4th line repeats the end words of line 2
Align center or left...rg

August 27, 2013

Minute Poetry...

Silent View
Sleep bring dreams to the aging mind
Past youthful time
When life was long
Hearts sang their song
Memories come to silent view
Dreaming of you
Young lovers bring
Hot summer fling
Awaken suddenly this night
I feel my plight
Lonely as one
No place to run 
© Rhoda Galgiani
Minute Poetry Form is a style of rhyming verses consisting of 12 lines
of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter - The poem is formatted into
3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables - The rhyme scheme is as
follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff...rg

August 25, 2013



Appearance beautifully clean
declared earnest favor gained
here in just kindness lends
mirrored notes outside pane
quest range safely tacked under
victory window x-rayed
youthful zestfulness
- Rhoda Galgiani
Abcdarien Form of Poetry is constrained by alphabetical order, whether forward or backward or reverse - Successive letters of the alphabet may be used to begin each word, each line, each verse acrostic, with each stanza headed by one of the letters...rg

August 22, 2013


Fill One’s Heart
Joy - fill one’s heart with ease
bring smiles it’s sure to please
frown fade and quickly leave
now the heart shall not grieve

 Love - fill one’s heart come eve
happiness scents the breeze
bringing one to believe
mates shall now interweave

 Peace - fill one’s heart to retrieve
lost time wants a reprieve
growing strong blend and weave
love joins, as they achieve 

 Dream - fill one’s heart to receive
life’s joy as they conceive
vowing not to deceive
or ever disbelieve
- Rhoda Galgiani

Monorhyme Form of Poetry - Created by Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is a poem in which all lines have the same end rhyme - It can be written in stanzas or altogether with no line breaks - There is no set meter specified or other requirements - Any subject...rg

August 20, 2013


Arm in arm
Safety in pairs
- Rhoda Galgiani
Lanterne Form of Poetry is 4 lines - Line 1 is 1 syllable, line 2 is 2 syllables,
line 3 is 3 syllables, line 4 is 4 syllables - Last word relates to first word of poetry
Any subject...rg

August 13, 2013

Free Verse...

Serenity Light
Slowly she walks to the clearing
leaving tall rugged trees behind
her breath is in a labored state
she hurries to the wooden bridge
Escaping turmoil of decades
she turns quickly to see the path
behind her, empty as her life
no one to follow her footsteps
Moments of freedom caress her
plan of flight for so long now real
she quickly runs across the bridge
she reaches for her waiting light
A bright new dawn now comes to her
promises of a brand new world
she claims her found visions today
her night dreams were of darkest form -
serenity light gives bright dreams
- Rhoda Galgiani
Free Verse or Unrhymed Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern. It sounds like natural speech. It tells a story or paints a picture. It uses carefully chosen words to describe experiences or feelings. It is written like a poem and not like a paragraph. It must make sense to the reader…rg 

August 8, 2013


Carnation (Nonet)

 Carnation a flower of beauty
All in bright colors we do see
Rises in the morning sun
Nice aromas divine
As we come to see
Tulips touch me
In garden

Carnation (Acrostic)

Carnation nature’s gift to us
Adjust flower standing up tall
Returning fragrance bring us joy
Natural bloom did curtsied today
All see garden’s beautiful show
Today soil gave birth to a bud
Inside our heart a smile is seen
Only once a year flowers beam
Never disappoints floral dream

 - Rhoda Galgiani

Nonet/Acrostic Form of Poetry - A 9 letter word - Do first stanza
as a Nonet then second stanza as an Acrostic - these styles as
combination must be left justified - Nonet has nine lines - The
first line has nine syllables, second line eight syllables, third line
seven syllables, etc…until line nine that finishes with one syllable
It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional - Acrostic Form is

where the first letter of each line spells a word usually using the
same word as the title...rg

August 1, 2013


Was In Plain Sight
I asked and I received my Lord’s blessings and touch
Heard my voice call to Him in prayer and such
Faith helps me with my woes so much
Lost was I before I knew Him
My life was empty dark cold and so grim
He came to me as angels sang glorious hymn
I received my Lord’s touch; I received my Lord’s touch!
Love came to me at the turn of a barren bend
Through Him our spirits now would bond and blend
He sent dove wings so I would mend
Gave me trust and love from His heart
As child no mention of Him from the start
Finding Him fulfills my soul’s empty and lost cart
Turn of a barren bend; turn of a barren bend!
I talk to my Lord as if He was in plain sight
Regular prayer sometimes into the night
He hears me telling Him my plight
Reassures life will be on track
Tells me not to hide or take a look back
He takes my hand to a path never will it be black
My Lord was in plain sight; my Lord was in plain sight!
- Rhoda Galgiani

Enlightenment Poetry Form - Created by Christina R. Jussaume
Seven-line stanza with syllable counts as follows 12, 10, 8, 8, 10, 12
and 6 repeat - The last line of each stanza is a six-syllable phrase
that comes from the first line of each stanza. It must have a semicolon
between each set and exclamation point at the end of statement - If you
cannot use words in first line write a 6 syllable phrase and repeat that
Minimum 3 stanzas - Rhyme scheme is a, a, a, b, b, b, x...rg