Friday, April 26, 2013

A to Z Poetry: Wrapped Refrain Poems

A wrapped refrain poem consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines with a syllable count of 8,8,8,8,12,12 and rhyme scheme of a,a,b,b,c,c. In each stanza the first 4 syllables in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (at the end of the last line, thus wrapping each stanza with a repeated refrain.

Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (loosely or not) together for the title of the poem.

Gentle Rain Falls on Blooming Flowers

Gentle rain falls on spring flowers

Blooming into April showers

Torrent rains pour from the skies

The new born flower a bed cries

As lightning flashes overhead yet thunder calls

The violent storm’s retreat; and gentle rain falls

Flowers blooming in bright sunshine

Dance to the tune of the wind chime

As we skip around the May pole

Atop the freshly painted knoll

Singing folk songs, innocent and unassuming

Spinning 'round and laughing at the flowers blooming


Today's Haiku

Haiku Heights April A to Z: Waterfall
Carpe Diem: Chocalate

gum drops, bonbons,
chocolate waterfall
candy dreams