10 Days of Heat: STORY 2: Anchorage, Alaska (Day 6)


O Anchorage, sweet Anchorage
Dog sledding is quite fun
Place as cold as being in fridge
We met and we both run
Such adventure, fuels daydreams
Eating strawberries with some cream
Such adventure
Such adventure
Made my life better than it seems

O Anchorage, sweet Anchorage
Glacier and wildlife day cruises
Saw whales, otters along the bridge
Such a show with all the fuzz
Thunderous roar, blue ice crashes
We also stayed in some barges
Thunderous roar
Thunderous roar
All these things are at their aces

O Anchorage, sweet Anchorage
Unexplored wilderness around
All these things good for our knowledge
Four wheelers or no wheels snowbound
Everything else is a bonus
Good for all terrain awesomeness
Everything else
Everything else
Being here is so fabulous*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

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