The Neville Form of Poetry

Choosing Right Words 

I love to hear what poets say—
those bards, they can compose!
So much they tell . . . who knows
just why that blows the mind away!
Although the poets write
with words to bring delight,
sometimes their meaning goes astray.

© 2014 Freeda Baker Nichols

This Neville form is a seven-line poem composed of iambic tetrameter and trimester.
The syllable count per line is 8-6-6-8-6-6-8, and the rhyme scheme is abba, cca.


5 comments on “The Neville Form of Poetry

  1. Catherine Johnson says:

    That’s a fun form, Frieda.. You are great at trying new things.


  2. Hmm. I’ve never heard of this form of poetry, but I like it.


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