Poetry Forms Easily Explained - a work of Bianca with additions by kansaspoet
|Until recently I never heard of this form. I found it in the book of Cookie ~ contemplatingareturn It intrigued me and a search learned me that the developer is Michael Walker.
-The Monotetra's stanza has a mono rhyme scheme in each stanza.
-It has four lines per stanza, eight syllables per line.
-In the last line, four syllables are repeated, as if in an echo, to make it look like a little refrain.
-The monotetra can be as long as you like, but has to have at least two stanzas.
-The name of this form is coming from the fact that the stanzas are mono-rhymed and written in tetrameter. Notice that each stanza can have a different rhyme, but all four lines within each stanza must rhyme.
Lonely bird in a solo flight
Lands on a branch, as morning light
Chases away darkness of night
Beautiful sight, beautiful sight!
Bird, take along my thoughts with thee
Bring them to my lover, for me
My heart belongs to him, and he
Just lets me be...just lets me be
You touched my heart, and I will go
I'll fly through rain, I'll fly through snow
Give me a sign that I can show
Your words must glow, your words must glow
I'll give this ring for him to see
Then hope he brings it home to me
I love him, mine he has to be
Poem © Bianca 2006