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Poetic Definitions: lightning
Poetic Form
Didactic "Graph Theoretic Poems"  

Zedd
Soundly cunning, guileful or ingenious.
gentle
little
bright
lightweight
But not crooked, curved or tortuous.
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— Hugh Howard
Yoda
Lightning: Master, do I have a bright future?

An enlightenment, you were!
A ferment, you have been!
A quarrel, you are!
A barrel, you will continually be!

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— Guy Fletcher
Xenia Epigram
To lightning I offer this thanks,
     when needing something like bolter
When I'm writing and drawing blanks,
     I almost settle using fetter

I am in search of more,
     trying to sing your praise!
It's you I very much adore,
     lacking in so many ways.
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— Cody Foster
Waka
Just like the glimmers,
they're scintillatingly false.
No, never tasteful!
A momentary brightness,
embarrassingly stingy.

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— Fernando Cooper
Verse (modern)
Lightning

Lightning rhymes with remaining, says my computer, so as poetic verse, this line is a tutor.
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— Natalie Marshal
Unitoum
Lightning

Flicker
dawdled
shimmer
ravaged

dawdled
cheap
ravaged
light

cheap
play
light
quash

play
shimmer
quash
flicker.
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— Lucy Ros
Tanaka
Antiaircraft gun
to expel somebody from
appear suddenly
A momentary brightness,
embarrassingly stingy.

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— Gilbert Innocent
Sonnet (meta-poetry)
Lightning

Iambic verse has rules and lights my pen?
My random words just might involve much worse
The truth be told, it’s clear my work’s not Zen
The pounding beat of drives did spin this verse.

The valence type gives just intensity
Oh no, not that! A term so strange for me!
A graph and edge and node and scores are free
So here I have a canned default for thee.

But network graphes are vast! It burns and pops
My thanks to you to play with me today
Computer crafted prose, it never stops
Of course I am obnoxious I must say.

I look to Bill for rules or I’ll lose face,
This form of verse is hard to write with grace!
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— Roberta Ace
Rondelet
Lightning

Bolt of lightning,
sit-back with arm-lock and grapevine.
Bolt of lightning,
electrical engineering.
Head space in a bottle of wine,
ballast tank on a submarine.
Bolt of lightning.

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— Bertha Leopold
Quinzaine
Lightning

Can be rarely in poems.
Are they erratic?
Will they serve?

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— Lucille Leith
Pi (π)
Can I fake a metre, furnished so pupils might see
Fully defining summaries, broadly informing, and oh now conveyed free?
Sliver or rubble look way too manifest. But is flapper?
Tombstone, glint? - or chipping, loudness? Oops! I neglected flipper!
I reckon brilliant and therefore explosion, but happily ought I
- blurt concepts so - summaries drafted from equations spry?
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— Clara Perce
Octosyllable
Really gentle and facile.
But also little and agile.
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— Herbert Rain
Nonet
a large oak cask used for ageing wine
japanese battleship Kongo
a barrel or somersault
a bolt, arrow or flitch
a shaft, dart or beam
flash of lightning
flamboyance
flashlight
streak
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— Sylvia Ros
Mirror Cinquain
lightning
bright, lightweight
evading, dodging, illuminating
a flash, flashlight, flashing, sparkle or glitter
thunderbolt
gleam
slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes
dissipating, germinating, sprouting
showy, garish
flash
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— Dawn Monday
Limerick
There was a young girl from Glenblair,
She needed a word for eclair.
      Like going mining?
      But then thought lightning!
That literate girl from Glenblair.
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— Bryan Mortimer
Kural
Bolt, electricity, thunderbolt, wind
Dart's giddy enlightenments

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— Robina Keegan
Haiku (terse)
Anticipation
understandability
supposititious

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— Aaron Carlisle
Haiku (3-word)
Coagulating
valetudinarian
superficies

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— Howard Ridley
Haiku (modern)
Bright, thin, loose and fine,
stunning, rapid, and idle,
Can you palliate?

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— Bobby Milburn
Gnomic
A celerity, swiftness or quickness.
A vertigo, dizziness or giddiness.

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— Beverly Sinclair
Fib (Fibonacci)
The
cask
flashlight
occasion
electricity
a gleam, twinkle, flare, spark or shine

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— Keith Conway
Diamante
Lightning
melancholy, quick
beating, tapping, blowing
heartbeat, newsbreak ..... life, time
regularizing, composing, determining
natural, perpetual
days
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— Albert Hammond
Cinquain - Phrasal
lightning
lightning flash
a shocking surprise
a barrel or somersault
bolt

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— Shell Lambert
Cinquain - Expressional
lightning
and electricity
from wind compared
to other flash memory.
electrical!

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— Diane Walton
Butterfly Cinquain
barrel
a cylinder
bearing liner backing
funnel for water disposal
vessel
a vessel used for keeping flour
fibre optics cladding
measuring pole
scurry
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— Brian Hudson
Acrostic - Prefix
 Little
idle
giddy
habitual
thin
normal
interior
nimble
gentle
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— Marigold Cooper
Acrostic - Diagonal
Levin
Wind
Hogshead
Eschew
Avert
Prevent
Flashlight
Opportunity
Confusing
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— Hopkin Howard

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.