In my exploration of ceditra (the process by which art if created through a random process), I have created a new form of poetry I call trangoe.
Trangoe, like other forms of structured poetry (haiku, sonnet) has some boundaries. A trangoe poem consists of four lines. Those four lines can use two of the following three rules:
Trangoe Rule One: The lines must follow a rhyming pattern of any sort (e.g., A-A-B-B, A-B-A-B, A-A-A-A)
Trangoe Rule Two: The number of words in each line must follow a distinct pattern of increasing or decreasing quanity or follow a distinct pattern (e.g., 1-2-3-4, 10-8-6-4, 5-3-3-5)
Trangoe Rule Three: The first letter of each line must follow a distinct pattern of increasing or decreasing alphabeitcal order (e.g., a-b-c-d, z-x-v-t)
Since I am often at a loss to create original bits of art, I often use ceditra to come up with the seeds of an idea. In this first example of trangoe for you, from July 11, 2008, here are the two seeds ceditra came up with for me:
From Rules of Thumb 2, here is rule of thumb number 824:
OVEREATING: The first time it occurs to you that you have eaten enough, you have.
From page 363 of The Dictionary of America Slang:
not all beer and skittles – not entirely pleasant or easy; not a picnic, cinch, or piece of cake
With those two items in hand, here was my creation using Trangoe Rule One (rhyming) and Trangoe Rule Two (word count)
Eating all the beer and Skittles
At a picnic
Is no picnic
And not all beer and skittles
What would you come up with?