General Poetry posted March 14, 2018


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Potlatch - Mirrored Refrain

A Beautiful Autumn Morning

by Sandra du Plessis


When Cosmos blooms beside the road
we see our Autumn season's near;
an early walk along the field,
reveals the charm of Fall is here.

The last of Summer days have come
a blissful moment makes us yield;
reveals the charm of Fall is here,
and early walk along the field.

The mornings are a real delight
enjoy crisp air this time of year;
an early walk along the field,
reveals the charm of Fall is here.

The birds prepare their Northern flight
against the cold, they'll find a shield,
reveals the charm of Fall is here,
and early walk along the field.


 


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Mirrored Refrain

The Mirrored Refrain is rhyming verse form constructed by Stephanie Repnyek.

The poem is formed by THREE OR MORE quatrains where two lines within the quatrain are the "mirrored refrain" or alternating refrain.
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RHYME SCHEME MUST BE FOLLOWED

The rhyme scheme is as follows: xaBA, xbAB, xaBA, xbAB, etc.

x represents the only lines that do not rhyme with the poem. A and B represent the refrain. The first four stanzas of the example poem are labeled for better understanding.

[SELECT YOUR RHYMES CAREFULLY & WATCH HOW THE LINES 'SWITCH' IN EACH VERSE.]

Example:[ annotated by original author]
Child of His Earth

Spirits moving passionately (x)
Soaring with the wind? (a)
I am a child of the Earth, (B)
From the beginning to the end. (A)

God paints his canvas around me (x)
I come alive a new rebirth (b)
From the beginning to the end (A)
I am a child of the Earth. (B)

Teardrops fall while giving thanks (x)
I hear the voices of the wind (a)
I am a child of the Earth, (B)
From the beginning to the end. (A)

When I'm lonely and blue? (x)
His touch shows me my worth (b)
From the beginning to the end, (A)
I am a child of the Earth. (B)

My sorrows are replaced with happiness
A touch of love is what He gives
I am a child of the Earth,
From the beginning to the end.

I thank Him for the blessings he sends
In my life, He is always first
From the beginning to the end,
I am a child of the Earth.

Appreciating all that surrounds me
I give thanks to God it's all for him
I am a child of the Earth,
From the beginning to the end.

His breath of wind eases my fear
He makes me strong when times are tough
From the beginning to the end,
I am a child of the Earth.

Spirits moving passionately
Soaring with the wind?
I am a child of the Earth,
From the beginning to the end.

The world may crumble and fall
But my spirit will live through His love
From the beginning to the end,
I am a child of the Earth.

I want to be remembered for my spirit
It's all for God he made me who I am
I am a child of His Earth,
From the beginning to the end.

Copyright 2003 Stephanie Repnyek

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The Cosmos flowers we have here is part family of the American Poppy, the seeds of the Cosmos was brought over from other countries during World War 2. We find it in White and shades of pink to maroon, it starts to bloom in the fields and along the roads from the end of January until the end of March and the first signs of the season changing from Summer to Autumn.

Club entry for the "Poetry Potlatch 3-12 to 3-19-2018" event in "POTLATCH POETRY".  Locate a writing club.
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