Starlight express, my rock opera

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Starlight express, my rock opera
Until dawn clamouring for attention
Firing squad in the dungeon like karma

Eating my raspberry jam toast that’s fun
Avoiding to have sibling rivalry
Until dawn clamouring for attention

Scraping and dealing with the algae
Composing a letter for the smelter
Avoiding to have sibling rivalry

Loving the opera with my banner
Feeding worm to my goldfish as it spun
Composing a letter for the smelter

Waiting for the reply and their action
Recycling aluminium cans, that’s cool
Feeding worm to my goldfish as it spun

We don’t need new smelter, that’s water cool
Starlight express, my rock opera
Recycling aluminium cans, that’s cool
Firing squad in the dungeon like karma*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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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

Ending Type 2:

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

Each line of the poem should be the same metrical length.

For: Wordle #170

 

2 Comments

  1. Hi LadyLee 🙂

    Wow – what an interesting form you’ve chosen for the wordle! And it reads like song lyrics – and it’s clever in the use of the words and playing with a rock opera theme – and I really like how you’ve hidden a message in there, about fossil fuels and recycling etc. I conjure up a stage and see some rock-punk-metal band singing about this type of thing – and so kudos to you for playing with this week’s wordle in such a creative way. Thanks for playing the wordle 🙂

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