My 1st Tina’s Zigzag Rhyme
Never met Tina but heard she's clever with the use of her tongue. I've heard she enjoys making puns and often annoys her lovers, who tend to feel she's too complex and expects too much oral text. Never met Tina but heard she's clever with the use of her tongue. Her lingual flow is beguiling, her technique so slow and in-depth. One fan, lucky to have kissed her, nicknamed her: 'Tina Tongue Twister'.
Rules for Tina’s Zigzag Rhyme
- It starts with a sestet, refrain, quatrain, refrain and quatrain;
- It must have an uplifting subject;
- Refrain is first two lines of poem;
- After refrain you use center rhyme, then end rhyme, continue with refrain… etc;
- It is an 8 syllable per line poem. No limit to stanzas but must have, at least one sestet, refrain, and quatrain.
- Rhyme scheme:
- Rhyme in first two lines is at left,
- next rhyme is center in lines 3 and 4,
- and rhyme in lines 5 and 6 is an end rhyme.
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26 thoughts on “Zig, or: Zag”
Haha! A fun Tina poem. An ode to her tongue with a zigzag twist. 🙂
🤪 Terveen 🤪
A clever piece, David. I am here for the rhythm. 😉
❤ Rosema ❤ – thank you.
Interesting technically. I’ll add it to the invented poetry forms in shadowpoetry.com which I am plodding through, David
😀 I was looking for something with internal rhyme, and this fit the bill perfectly!
David i just finish reading your new post a few minutes ago and about to switch off the lights.
A terrific zig or zag
You share so much technical poetic knowledge with us.
You are most welcome.
Goodnight poet ❤
good night, Abi ❤
Good night, David❤
Love this twisty
And thank you for the bold highlight do we can follow your twist.
🧡 Abi 🧡
Alright now Tina! This was really good
💛 Thanks, Belladonna 💛
Challenging, but fun, and very well done.
✨💖✨ Dolly ✨💖✨
The mathematics of this form is daunting. But Tina sounds like an entertaining friend. (K)
She’s awesome, Kerfe 😄
That’s a twister Ben. Good one
Thanks so much, Shashi ❤ ❤ ❤
Please feel free to call me ‘David’ – that’s my first name. In Hebrew, the word ‘ben’ means ‘son of’… I know my pen name is confusing – I’m really sorry about that!
I’m very amused and impressed (not so much with Tina’s tongue) with the internal rhyme! Though I’m wondering if Tina is French?! hehe!
Well, maybe she is an expat…
not Zagzig? 😉
You’re right David! Let’s twist it! Zagzig… 💙💙💙
A clever tongue twister!
Some say she’s the best!