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Friday, February 22, 2013

Wrapped Refrain Style 2

Wrapped Refrain (Form No. 2), created by Jan Turner, carries some similar aspects as her Wrapped Refrain form, with further advanced techniques. It consists of 2 or more stanzas of 8 lines each, with the following set rules:

Meter: 14, 14, 8, 8, 8, 8, 14, 14
Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c,d,d

Refrain rule: In each stanza, the first 10 syllables in the first line (incorporating a phrase) must be the last 10 syllables at the end of the last line (line #8).
Example #1:
Castle in the Clouds

Bavaria, you render dreams come true on hills of white.
Your castle glints through moonbeams, snowy spires in the night.
My mind says it’s just a mirage
or nature playing with collage...
that if I turn around I bet
it shall just disappear, and yet
my eyes instead see parapets that break the skyline blue,
as straight ahead, Bavaria, you render dreams come true.

Bavaria, your Disneyland is mine this very night;
it’s just as if your castle planned its setting, out of sight,
for some of us to stumble on.
But, if I blink will it be gone?
This castle you have hid so well
enchants me with its magic spell;
it lures me into fantasies en-wrapped with snowy pine.
You render dreams, Bavaria... your Disneyland is mine.

Copyright © 2009 Jan Turner

Pasted from <http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/wrappedrefrain2.html>

Example #2:
Consumption Gumption  (Wrapped Refrain style 2)

Folks of different cultures do of course feel differently.
I'd rather have them eat a horse instead of eating me.
A measure of degree again
for horses are almost our kin.
They're friends and assets with great worth
They've carried us and toiled the earth.
Man's climb from darkness was aided by the dog and the horse.
Eat them? No, but folks of different cultures do of course

To preclude cannibalism of course I'd eat a beast
who also soon would die, but it would be a sorry feast.
Moral questions now spring to light--
Is eating sentient things alright?
Natures template seems not to care.
Strong eat the weak most everywhere.
It's easy to eat "thoughtless" things but not our friend the horse--
unless required to preclude cannibalism of course.

 © Lawrencealot - Febrary 13, 2013.

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