I'm still working through the forms in Spinning Through the Universe: A Novel in Poems from Room 214 by Helen Frost. This week I thought we'd try the raccontino. Here are the requirements of the form.
- composed of couplets (any number)
- even number lines share the same end rhyme
- the title and last words of the odd numbered lines tell a story
When we create poetry
our hands translate our hearts.
Our passions spill, poem leaps
to the page in mini-parts
Words start at top, dribbling down
like bullets penetrating ramparts
Muses guide descent to page
poetry one of the succinct arts.
Until a form becomes a poem into
which our insight imparts.
We follow prompting of the heart
until our trajectory departs.
I hope you'll join me this week in writing a raccontino. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.