POETRY in-FORM-ation: The Yenga  July 5, 2010 - July 12, 2010

Reading and Deliberating


POETRY in-FORM-ation -- hosted by Raivenne

POETRY in-FORM-ation is a weekly poem challenge to see how far you can stretch your creativity within the confines of a form poem. I didn't want this to be a "course" as everyone writing here will be self-taught and we want to enjoy the results of what you've learned. Some forms will be really easy and others -- um not quite so... Hey this is a CHALLENGE after all. :D

NOTE: Ignore the "Prize". I have to fill that out as it is a requirement of this template, but there are no prizes given. This weekly contest is strictly for the love and challenge of expanding our knowledge of different poetic forms.

Please pay attention to the details of the given form. The point of this challenge is to learn (and to use) the poetic forms given each week. Please do not submit a poem that does not follow the challenge of this week. Any entry not adhering to the given form will be asked to be removed.


The Yenga is a nine-verse poem with no set rhyme scheme or meter, and is not syllabic. However, its theme must 'capture the innocence of childhood'. It can be written as a solo or with partners.

The verse structure is as follows.... 3-3-3, 2-2-2, 3-3-3. These numbers refer to the number of lines in each verse - not the syllables. It would set up like so:

Verse 1: 3 lines
Verse 2: 3 lines
Verse 3: 3 lines
Verse 4: 2 lines
Verse 5: 2 lines
Verse 6: 2 lines
Verse 7: 3 lines
Verse 8: 3 lines
Verse 9: 3 lines

My Example of a Yenga poemcan be found here:

As always, I look forward to reading your creative takes on this form.

Have fun!


$0.00, The knowledge gained from conquering a new form!


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Created Jul 5, 2010

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