Saturday, April 26, 2014

Zest for Living - A Curtal Sonnet

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d'Verse OpenLinkNight
A to Z Challenge  #26  -  Z  for Z words (not  too many to choose from though)
NaPoWriMo # 26   -   To write a curtal sonnet

A curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen line sonnet. Instead it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and then closes with a half-line. It has an ABCABCDBCDC rhymic structure if one so wishes ( it may not need to rhyme) A 10 syllabic count for the 9 lines is maintained (and  5 for the half line) The syllabic count is also flexible and not necessarily adhered to in many.
 

A          Zeal to zap for power not zig-zagging
B          Detests  any zombie-like existence
C          And set to counter zealots of all kinds
A          Somewhat  zany but with a zest for living
B          Stuck zippers a phenomena often
C          in haste an obsession for one so blind

D         Having zabaglione instead of pizza
B         A light meal on the quiet all alone
C         An abhorrence to others on the bind
D         Well mannered turn-around none too bizarre

C          Just one of a kind!

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A to Z Challenge
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23 comments:

  1. Oh this is fun! I never would have believed the lowly "Z" could hold so many possibilities.

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  2. No zombie like existence indeed, no fun there

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  3. Very interesting form. I thought I figured out the rhyme scheme but then the B lines threw me off.

    Love all the Zs. Great write

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  4. That was a fun sonnet to read I've never seen this form.
    Thanks for sharing Hank with the Z zang..

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  5. What an interesting form Hank ~ I like the z sounds, none too bizzare ~

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  6. a good collection of Zs including zombies..nice... :)

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  7. I too love to try new poetic forms and this one I have heard for the first time, seems interesting.

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  8. Gosh so many Zs, wonderfully written and so interesting.
    Have a good Sunday,
    Yvonne.

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  9. smiles... having zabaglione instead of pizza doesn't sound bad at all to me ... hmmmm
    interesting form as well

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  10. I wrote a curtal sonnet as well without rhyme Congratulations on managing the rhyme. Only four more days...I have enjoyed it...Hope you have too:)

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  11. I'm not familiar with the form Hank, but you fill it with energy and wit. Not sure though about where I come down on the question of 'zabaglione instead of pizza.' I'd probably opt for both. Nice job here.
    Steve K.

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  12. This was interesting - the subject was very fun, & the form is new to me. Definitely no zzzzzz's while I was reading it! hahahaha! Vivienne (OneVoicePoetry)

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  13. You don't make life easy for yourself, do you - a curtal sonnet, rhymes, plus the challenge of z words! Great job - looks like you had fun with it too. Zabaglione instead of pizza - you've made me hungry...

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  14. I'm just in awe you can hit all the right syllables...

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  15. Oh this was creative... love the form... have to try that. and definitely zabaglione instead of pizza...

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  16. You have certainly expanded my appreciation of the letter Z. :)

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  17. Well done - and goal well met. Couldn't have been easy but you met the outlines and made quite a sturdy and creditable poem in the process. Kudos!

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  18. Sometimes on road trips our family would play a word game; someone starts staying some word; say giraffe; the next person then has to say a word using the last letter of the first word, E, & so on, & so on for miles & minutes. Everyone hated the words ending in Z, like jazz, because the Z section in our language is so sparse. What a fun exercise you have introduced to poetically; thanks.

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  19. Writing with Z would be so much of a challenge and you handled it beautifully. I came to know about the new form as well. Thanks.

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  20. You are absolutely one of a kind! Very very clever. (a meal of zabaglione, mmmm) Thank you for this.

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  21. like Zorro you sliced and diced that curtal, with skillz ~

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