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Monday, November 4, 2013


This is a Stanzaic, Refrain form created by an Australian poet writing as  Chindarella on Allpoetry.com.

Stanzaic:             Four or more tercet stanzas plus a single line stanza
Isosyllabic:          Decastich lines  (10 syllables)
Rhyme Pattern:   aba cdc efe ghg x (end-rhyme and internal rhyme)
Refrain:              The first line of each stanza consists of two
                          five syllable sections, The last section of line 1
                          becomes the first section of line 1 in the next stanza.

The 2nd line in each stanza must have internal rhyme with the 5th syllable
rhyming with the 10th.

The final line does not need to rhyme;

Example Poem


We all are forewarned, no one is surprised.
Though death awaits all, we all may ride tall.
We can't write death out; script can't be revised.

No one is surprised that our days will end
By some grand design, while most parts are fine
there are no clues that Death's presence portend.

That our days will end, all but children know.
How poor we'd be served if fear were deserved.
Such in not the case, play, love, give, then go.

All but children know our curtain shall fall.
Readied all your life, by faith, friends, and wife,
by, works of hand and mind and love for all.

Our curtain shall fall for intermission.

(c) Lawrencealot -April 29, 2013

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