“Moon of the Homemade Paper”
1 May 2011
Quill, graph, roller mate.
Arbor-tration to consistency,
to the slurry’s pale.
Take thee gum
What is a SELENE?
1) a poetry form invented by Therese L. Broderick (this blogger) which re-combines features of envelope verse, of vowel rhyme, and of the pendeka
2) a poetry form which suggests the waxing & waning of our Moon
3) a poetry form whose final (per line) vowel sounds wax & wane
4) a poetry form whose lines (per stanza) wax & wane
5) a word which is a Greek goddess name for “Moon”; a word related to “Luna”; a word related to “selenite”, “selenodesy” , “selenography” , and “selenology”
Additional Notes to #1-5 above:
1) It’s almost impossible for a poet to be entirely original; therefore, I doubt that I have invented an entirely new poetic form. If you are aware of any other moon-inspired poetry forms, please leave a comment on this blog.
2) Here in the Northern Hemisphere, I see the moon wax from right to left, then wane from right to left; therefore, I compose these Selene poems flush-right on the page.
3) In a Selene, vowel sounds wax & wane in any of these physical ways: in pitch; in loudness; in duration; in rounding of lips; in height of tongue; in area of mouth where the sound is made, etc.
4) In a Selene, lines wax & wane in any of these physical ways: in length of printed text; in syllable count; in number of beats; in duration of breath, etc.
5) The vowel sound of “Lune” or “moon” is the lowest pitch in a pendeka; the vowel sound of “lene” in “Selene” is the highest pitch in a pendeka. A pendeka is a poem or memory aid which takes the voice up and down a scale of fifteen English vowels.