Monday, 16 March 2009

FOOTLE


A footle is a two line lines,2 syllable verse with an integral title-Light Poetic verse form,witty,pertinent,topical etc (technically a trochaic monometer)it was inspired by the famous FLEAS Adam/had'em.

Here in this blog some examples of MY  footles which maybe used for educational purposes provide acknowledgement is given and an email is sent to strandbg@aol.com. more footles of mine can be found on my PoetrySoup anthology

The footle form is a 'living  form' and so included in this blog below are some  variations on the footle form (published  herein with permission from my fellow peer poets on the  PoetrySoup website) .
If you are aware of any other form or sequenced variations to the footle form please email at address above

INDEX

1.ORIGINAL  footle form
2.FORM variations
3.SEQUENCED variation
4. RHYMED TITLES sequence


1.ORIGINAL FORM


BLUE BELLE

so sad

no lad

TAIZE

rondo

sung low


STILL LIFE

tableau


stage show


BONNIE & CLYDE


too snide


both died

2.POETIC FOOTLE HYBRID
combines a footle with the spaces form

I DID IT MY WAY

So cool ....I rule

.....................

Missed boat.....don't gloat









2a.Footle-50's my  QUATERNION FORM
JOHNNY RAY
I cry
girls sigh
AROUND THE CLOCK
juke box
room rocks
TAKE FIVE
still green
this theme
BLUE SUEDE
blue blue
my shoe
2b..SHAPE form a 'shape' feature is

 (the copyright of Carrie Richards)

KEEP OUT

. .. .........Sow seeds
...
.. ..... No weeds!
. ...
. .. ... . .... !!!! !!!....... !!!
!!!!!! ! !!!!!!!! ! ! !!! !
......... !!! !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!


.
2c..Narrative form  themed sequence
( copyright of Sean Kelly from Tramore,Ireland  )

VISIT TO THE DENTIST


The fear
In here ..
............The chair
............"Don't care "..
Sore gum
Lip numb..
........" MUST DRILL
.......THEN FILL " ..
" Less speed
I'll bleed " ..
...........Preserve
..........Your nerve ..
"I've bled"
Jaw dead ..
..........." RINSE PLEASE"
........... Weak knees ..
The bill
Plus pill ..
.........Can't eat
..........No teeth ..
Unchewed
Soft food ..
.........Can't talk
......... Slow walk
Perchance
Soiled pants ?..
......... Mistake
......... Toothache !!.....

SEQUENCED
3a.
 Longer title THEMED variation (an extract)
 (copyright of Timothy Hicks a Poetry Soup poet)


Sea Anemone Makes Amends

Moral

Coral

Scrabble Night With Missionaries


Wordy

Clergy


3b.Football Footles ONE TITLE (THEMED NO TITLE SEQUENCE)

(copyright - Jan Allison and Tim Smith)


Catches
Snatches
 
block kick
score quick
 
big win
we grin
 
Halfback
Cuts back
 
In doubt
time out
 
call blown
crowd moan
 
offense
defense
 
you lose
crowd boos
 
Our team
we scream
 
 
3c.(THEMED SEQUENCE SAME WORD-WITH TITLES ) 
(copyright Andrea Dietrich)
                                                   ITS ALL IN HOW YOU ASK
A Vague
                        Question    Bleary/ Query

 
 A Dull
Question Dreary/Query
 
A Positive
Question
Cheery
Query
 
A Tired
Question
                                                               Weary/Query
A Doubtful
Question
 
Leery /Query
A Strange
Question
Eerie/Query
 
A Sad
Question 
                                                                Teary/Query
 
A Question
for Hubbie
                                    Deary/Query

                     

4.RHYMED TITLES sequence (copyright of Laura Loo)
Our Favorite Flower white rose/ love grows ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Love Me Every Hour time stop /clothes drop ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Let's Devour hold me/ break free ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tallest Tower up high/ let's fly ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Affection's Power hold me /love thee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Never Glower please stay/ don't stray
 NOTES

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also more educational publications of mine can be found

in my strand guides  on kindle

hear me recite my poetry(inc some of my artwork) on youtube under my pen name ichthyschiro

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