A is for Alouette


The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:

Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b

The form name is a French word meaning ‘skylark’ or larks that fly high, the association to the lark’s song being appropriate for the musical quality of this form. The word ‘alouette’ can also mean a children’s song (usually sung in a group), and although this poetry form is not necessarily for children’s poetry (but can be applied that way), it is reminiscent of that style of short lines. Preference for the meter accent is on the third syllable of each line.

When I venture out
The unknown and shout
That the world is my oyster
Zip lining and fly
Challenges I try
Ambling and finding answer

When climbing mountains
Watch the moons and suns
Trying things for the first time
Adventure I want
With Him so gallant
We could be partners in crime

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: A is for Amazing Alphabet Team #AtoZchallenge , first day of Na/GloPoWriMo

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