General Poetry posted May 1, 2012


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A Terzanelle, see foot note

Mermaid queen

by robina1978

Between reality and a sweet dream
I dive in the waves, a vision serene
Swimming freely in a sunlit sea scheme

Engulfed with marine life, troubles unseen
Floating effortlessly on the jet stream
I dive in the waves, a vision serene

The sea is magical, beauty supreme
Enchanting colors bedazzle blue-green
Floating effortlessly on the Gulf stream

The waters breed life in a brilliant sheen
Gently caressed by the ocean's warm gleam
Enchanting colors bedazzle blue-green

In coral and caves, unknown life forms beam
Aquatic beauty untouched and pristine
Gently caressed by the ocean's warm gleam

To never surface, a true mermaid queen
Between reality and a sweet dream
Aquatic beauty untouched and pristine
Swimming freely in a sunlit sea scheme


Poem of the Month contest entry

Recognized


The Terzanelle is a poetry type which is a combination of the villanelle and the
terza rima forms. It is a 19-line poem consisting of five interlocking triplets/tercets
plus a concluding quatrain in which the first and third lines of the first triplet appear
as refrains. The middle line of each triplet is repeated, reappearing as the last line
of the succeeding triplet with the exception of the center line of the next-to-the-last
stanza which appears in the quatrain. The rhyme and refrain scheme for the triplets
is as follows: ABC, bCB,cDC,dED,eFE,fAFA or fFAA.
Each line should be the same metrical length.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.


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