~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Zani La Rhyme ~::~

Day 26, Z = Zani La Rhyme

Bless the soul that created the poetry form with Z ;) :P

Zani La Rhyme – The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza. The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza. Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.  Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped. The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

~::~ Idyllic Dreams ~::~

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I lay adrift in idyllic dreams

Of mellow ochre sunrise

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

That bewitch the senses in surprise

 

 

Soaring on my magical carpet

A fluffy cloud says hello

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

When Minervas play melodious cello

 

Deep within the mahogany woods 

Fairies danced in silken sheer

The silvery moon, it makes me croon

While it lights the sky like chandelier

 

I dance around in sweet reverie

With satyrs, elves and pixies

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

While I lay adrift in fantasies

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I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

Photo Courtesy – Josephine

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Young man from Yemen ~::~

Day 25, Y = Young Man from Yemen

Yet again, there are no poetic forms from Y and so I’ve decided that I’ll be using the poetic form – Limerick for this Alphabet.

A Limerick is a rhymed humorous or nonsense poem of five lines which originated in Limerick, Ireland. The Limerick has a set rhyme scheme of : a-a-b-b-a with a syllable structure of: 9-9-6-6-9.

For more info, please check Shadow Poetry!

~::~ Young Man from Yemen ~::~

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There was once, a young man from Yemen

He wanted to climb up the Big Ben

Instead he went to school

Stood upon a high stool

And became one of their worst bell men

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Photo Courtesy – Google, Keywords – bell man school

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Xylophone

Day 24, X = Xylophone

Again, there are no poetic forms/types from X and so I have decided to write a lesser known form called Naisaiku and Ive chosen the word “Xylophone”

A NaiSaiKu is usually two Haiku length stanzas with a capitalised title sandwiched between them. The second stanza is usually a reverse of the first. Each stanza is usually seventeen syllables or less. Sometimes the title doubles as the third line of the first stanza and the first line of the second.

For more info on Naisaiku you could check this blog!

~::~ Xylophone ~::~

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Making melodies

On bars of varying lengths

Struck by a mallet

XYLOPHONIC CHORDS

Struck by a mallet

On bars of varying lengths

Making melodies

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I hope you liked it, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats.

Picture courtesy –  Google, keyword – Xylophone

for more Xylophone fun you could check out this Youtube Video!

 

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Wrapped Refrain ~::~

Day 23, W = Wrapped Refrain

The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.
Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain …thus, the Wrapped Refrain.
Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (or looselyjoined) together for the title of the poem.

For more info, please check Shadow Poetry

~::~ Broken Dreams ~::~

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Staggering through, dark silent nights

Persisting ‘til fate reunites

Trundling low with my broken dreams

My heart echoes my muted screams

Biding time awaiting amorous rendezvous

Many decades I’ve transpired whilst staggering through

 

I’ve walked alone, through pale moonlights

Enduring fate’s unrighteous smites

Existence bursting at its seams

I trudge along till hope redeems

In wilds I loiter until Destiny atones

Through these pallid gossamer paths, I’ve walked alone

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I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

Picture Courtesy –  Josephine

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Villanelle ~::~

Day 22, V = Villanelle

A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.
The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

~::~ Tranquil Reveries ~::~

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Fly away oh vibrant butterflies

Take me to a land of golden streams

Where tranquility dwells ‘neath cobalt skies

 

Where luminescent golden suns rise

Painting heavens in shades of peaches & creams

Fly away oh vibrant butterflies

 

A magical land of decadent moors lie

And evening brings iridescent moonbeams

Where tranquility dwells ‘neath cobalt skies

 

Where kaleidoscopic sights tantalize

Through opulent valleys swathed in gossamer sunbeams

Fly away of vibrant butterflies

 

Lilting music of dainty fairies mesmerize

O’er sapphire seas and blooming reams

Where tranquility dwells ‘neath cobalt skies

 

While a faint melodious scarlet tanager cries

I’d lay forever in these dreams

Fly away oh vibrant butterflies

Where tranquility dwells ‘neath cobalt skies

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Underworlds ~::~

Day 21, U = Underworld

Unfortunately there are no poetry forms created with the letter U, and so I’ll just have to write a poem with a word starting with letter U and my word for today is “Underworld”

~::~ Underworld Travels ~::~

 underworld

Adrift on a boat to no where
New sights I have discovered
Forging ecstatic spirits in me
I walk through the underworlds

I came across unearthly sights
Secrets of the cosmos unfurled
Many a realm dwells here
As I walk through the underworlds

Passing through these untrodden paths
Whilst million questions swirled
I pondered my very existence
As I walked through the underworlds

Enjoying the mystical delights
Like a wispy cloud, I lay curled
While a Tuscan sun rose above
I walked through the underworlds

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I hope you likd the poem, please leave your comments, feedback or brickbats.

Picture Courtesy – Josephine

 

~::~ [ A-Z Challenge] ~ Terza Rima ~::~

Day 19, T = Terza Rima

A Terza Rima is a poem with an eleven syllable count in each line and a rhyming scheme of aba, bcb, cdc, dd.

 

~::~ Unicorn Dreams ~::~

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I fly away riding a unicorn fair

Up and away through wispy gossamer skies

In search of lands unknown where magic ensnares

 

Wandering through dazzling lands with awestruck eyes

Transcending through multihued hills and valleys

Offering a kaleidoscopic surprise

 

Fairies on vibrant flowers and mottled trees

Twinkling dewdrops capture the spangled sun beams

Beauty so mystical leaves senses appeased

 

Horizon turns ochre, sun bursting at seams

Whilst I fly away free, in magical dreams

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