T is for Terzanelle

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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:

1. A
2. B
3. A

4. b
5. C
6. B

7. c
8. D
9. C

10. d
11. E
12. D

13. e
14. F
15. E

Ending Type 1:

16. f
17. A
18. F
19. A

This ambedo of a crumbling cloud
An eminent tide and I’m dazzled
This ambedo of a crumbling cloud

He misbehaved and his flight cancelled
A voracious reader of nature
An eminent tide and I’m dazzled

He cares to switch his pace with ardour
I waited for him so he could see
A voracious reader of nature

We looked at the cloud with its beauty
I gave him some of my blackberries
I waited for him so he could see

This ambedo if we could just freeze
The tide and birds all singing sweetly
I gave him some of my blackberries

Such a lovely day we both agree
This ambedo of a crumbling cloud
The tide and birds all singing sweetly
This ambedo of a crumbling cloud

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

week-151

For: Wordle #151 “April 17th, 2017″, #AtoZChallenge – 4-24-2017 – Letter T

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