10 Days of Heat: STORY 1: Tokyo, Japan … (Day 2)

Day-2-2017

The day they met cherry blossoms in town
She’s learning English, he is a tourist
He’s fascinated by her eyes, so brown

They fell in love but both have to adjust
East meets west and so different they are
She is a cellist, he is an artist

He is her full moon, she is his star
She follows her tradition and culture
To be in love with her is quite bizarre

Love is all, everything else is quite blur
They’ve to fight for love is complicated
Not just sushi and tea for the answer

They prayed for the engagement to be blessed
From their families who are far apart
Love they feel for each, they never doubted

Two hearts, one soul, nothing can make them thwart
To be separated is the cruellest
They’d do anything not to be depart

So on this day in Tokyo, they married
She wore a kimono, he wore a tweed
The day they met cherry blossoms in town
He’s fascinated by her eyes, so brown*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Lauranelle, created by Laura Lamarca, is a hybrid (variation) of both the Villanelle and the Terzanelle forms. The poem is 22 lines in length opposed to the 19-line length of the aforementioned classical forms. Lines MUST be 10 syllables in length and also MUST be in iambic pentameter.

Rhyme scheme is as follows: aba bcb cdc ded efe fbf ggA(1)A(2)

Lines 1 and 3 MUST be repeated at Lines 21 and 22.

Poems can either be formatted in stanzas or as a whole piece without line-spacing.

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