W is for 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.


THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Poem” by Muriel Rukeyser: insane, products, setting, try, devices, similar, considering, mad, nameless, make, waking, call

Let’s try setting up devices
Some nameless products and bridges
A wake up call considering
Something similar to baffling
Insane if you ask me but they are all acting
We’ll never know till we try, so let’s try setting

In this mad world, there’s always one
Who gets into trouble but fun
You may be nameless but I know
People know you as a John Doe
The plot thickening as the mystery unfurled
Anywhere, there is a John Doe in this mad world

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Whirligig 107 by Magical Mystical Teacher, #AtoZChallenge – 4-27-2016 – Letter W, April PAD Challenge: Day 27

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