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Monday, April 7, 2014


  • The Veltanelle is a stanzaic form created by Velta Myrtle Allen Sanford.
  • The Veltanelle is:
    • stanzaic, written in no more than 3 sixains.
    • syllabic, 10-6-10-6-10-10 syllalbes per line.
    • rhymed ababcc dededeff ghghghii.

My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO

My example poem

Anything's Inside     (Veltanelle)

This floor and I were hiding in a tree.
along with many things.
It took the work of man to set us free
as we hid in the rings.
It took some skill to find us, that is true.
Imagine what might be inside of you.

© Lawrencealot - April 7, 2014

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