The syair is a form of traditional poetry from the Malay-speaking world. The earliest examples come from the 1600s, authored by the Sumatran Sufi poet Hamzah Fansuri; he may well have been the inventor of the form.
Most syair are narrative poems, describing events, fictional, historical or anecdotal. They may also be didactic, conveying ideas of religion or philosophy.

Often, they are not read silently; instead, performers sit before the audience with an open book and sing the verses aloud. The form may thus be said to straddle both oral and written literature.

Contents 1Structure2Conventions3Examples Structure[edit]Syair are made up of stanzas of four lines of the same length, usually four or five beats. The rhyme scheme is AAAA. 

Syair lines often begin with stressed syllables and end with unstressed rhyming syllables, e.g. “orang” is an acceptable rhyme for “wayang”; “button” is an acceptable rhyme for “melon”. This is by no means a rule; stress does not play a major role in the Malay …

found//fount sonnet

The found//fount sonnet is a poetic form, invented by poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé. It originated in Singapore.
This variation of the sonnet comprises the fourteen lines expected of any sonnet, while dipping into existing texts to unearth fourteen distinct words, each of which are then woven into each of the sonnet’s fourteen lines. There is a strict method by which the fourteen words are selected and extracted.
The sonnet is unrivalled in its classic stature. No other form has its cultural cachet, so much so whole nations have their own versions of it. The Italians have the Petrarchan sonnet; the English have their Shakespearean and Spenserian sonnets. Billy Collins has written “American Sonnet”, with Tomaz Salamun penning “Sonnet to a Slovenian”. In Singapore, there is Joshua Ip’s Sonnets From the Singlish, which clinched the Singapore Literature Prize.
“As Singapore’s very own version of the sonnet,” Kon says, “this form revels in invocation and dispensation. Its beauty rests on…

nucleus poem

The nucleus poem / নিউক্লিয়াসকবিতা is a form of poetry that mimics the structure of an atom. It was invented in 2015by Singapore-based Bangladeshi poet Syedur Rahman Liton. In his words, it is “an epoch-making poem of present world, prepared in a special model”. Initially used to create poetry in Bengali, it was rapidly embraced by a diverse range of poets in the migrant worker and volunteer community. Examples now exist in English, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia and Tamil. Contents 1Structure2Examples Structure
A nucleus poem consists of four lines. The number of syllables in each line corresponds to the number of electrons in each sublevel of the electron shell.
The first line contains 2 syllables.The second line contains 8 syllables.The third line contains 18 syllables.The fourth line contains anywhere from 1 to 32 syllables. Examples Nucleus Poem 1, by Syedur Rahman Liton (original and English translation) Fie! Fie!
Those who are failed to operate democracy
Made blood machine, are shown shame