Monday, 30 August 2010


There's no hard and fast maxim
Keep on trying  out till the brim
Never say die its a hard swim
Let your heart zoom! Let your heart zoom!

There are plenty  who got the crown
Learn a few things and  do not frown
After all their blood is not brown
You never groan! You never Groan!

Practice hard work will do the trick
Without a break you got to stick
I am  sure it is bound to click
Go for your pick! Go for your pick!

It is not   getting what you aim
It is just what you have to claim
Go on  do it right and proclaim
You won the game! You won the game!

The MonoTetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme (the lines have the same end rhyme). Each line is tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. The last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. There is no limit to the number of stanzas. 
Stanza Structure :
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1 
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2 
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3 
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated A4, A4 

I found this beautiful form of poetry in the Blog by Ms.Vibhuti B at
the URL I was fascinated by it and 
decided to try my hand at it.


  1. Sowmya said...
    Nice effort - I love poetry though have never actually written poems other than an occasional Haiku.

    This format looks quite difficult though!

    chitra said...
    Great work, I really appreciate you , trying your hand at new things.
    Vibhuti B said...
    Am so glad I could contribute to the world of poetry by making one form popular like this.
    'Bau Saras!'...:D
    Ur poem feels like a sequel to mine!
    What a compliment it is to y owrk..:))
    Just one word I spotted feels out of place was 'work' in the trick, click, pick verse..
    Otherwise ur monotetra seems flawless..ATB
    Saras said...
    Thanks. It was tough indeed.
    I thought so. I have changed the word to rhyme properly with the rest.Hope it has your approval now!!

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