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Sunday, February 24, 2013


A poetic form created by Laura Lamarca,
The Lauranelle - is a hybrid (variation) of both the Villanelle and the Terzanelle forms.

 It consists of 6 tercets and 1 quatrain
ending with a refrain made up of lines 1 and 3.

 Lines MUST be 10 syllables in length and also MUST be in iambic pentameter.

Rhyme scheme is as follows:

A1bA2 bcb cdc ded efe fbf ggA1A2

Poems can either be formatted in stanzas or as a whole piece without line-spacing.

Example Poem

A Little Uncertainty Goes a Long Way (Lauranelle)

When we without a doubt accept as real
what we are told is settled fact about
most anything- we are enchained by zeal.

When pulpiteer delivers truth with clout
conditions favor comfort if you choose
a certain truth you need not think about.

Illusions pleasant though they be to use
as guideposts do not come without their cost.
Bestowed, our reason seems not just to lose.

No fact of science has proved settled long,
religion not at all.  That we don't know
conditions maybe right- but maybe wrong

do not excuse intransigence in thought.
Mere beliefs deemed a truth worthy of war.
Absurd!  Is bellicosity now sought?

One outcome zeal promotes is hate.  The door
to human peace is open if all shout,
"Wait-- I may be wrong Let us think some more."

What one thinks is so simply may not be.
We may kill men for an absurdity.
When we without a doubt accept as real
most anything- we are enchained by zeal.

(c) Lawrencealot - June 27, 2012

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