Poetry comes in many forms as we all know, some relatively simple and other forms really quite complex. I find it fascinating to study the various structures of poetic verse and challenge myself to get out the building blocks and let the muse mold and shape until I have a final writing that I feel merits sharing.
Kenney Meyers has created a list of the better known of poetry forms which I have linked to here. Ken titles his post ‘The Big List of Different Types of Poems’ Many of us love the versatility of free form or free verse often applied in contemporary writing but let’s not forget how our forefathers of poetry, the masters of the discipline, applied the more traditional written verse of days gone by. Those styles or poetic forms are still widely used today.