L is for La’Tuin

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The La’Tuin, a poetic form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 4-line stanzas with an ‘abca, abca’ rhyme scheme that is consistent throughout each stanza. Stanzas 2, 3 etc. must all follow the same rhyme sounds as the first stanza. With the first stanza being repeated again at the end of the piece. It contains a minimum of 4 stanzas, with no maximum length limit.

A strict syllable count of 9/8/9/8 is required per stanza.

In-Depth Explanation of rhyme:

Lines 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16 etc., all rhyme – this is the ‘A’ rhyme.
Lines 2, 6, 10, 14 etc, all rhyme – this is the ‘B’ rhyme.
Lines 3, 7, 11, 15 etc, all rhyme – this is the ‘C’ rhyme.
The La’Tuin is named after A’Tuin, a giant turtle from the Diskworld series. A turtle is a symbol of Mother Earth. La is Laura Lamarca’s signature.

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A temperamental film star
Interesting and excitable
And sometimes so melodramatic
She’ll get what she wants or there’s war

Desire is the name of her streetcar
With her, life could never be dull
Be good and you’ll be her sidekick
So stylist her private boudoir

So fiery, she acts more bizarre
She could be good, sometimes blameful
What makes her tick? Oh, she’s quite slick
Life’s full of action for her memoir

A temperamental film star
Interesting and excitable
And sometimes so melodramatic
She’ll get what she wants or there’s war

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #11 – TEMPERAMENTAL, #AtoZChallenge – 4-14-2017 – Letter L , second Friday of NaPoWriMo

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