P is for Pirouette


In summary, the Pirouette is:

A decastich (10-line poem) written in two 5-line stanzas.
Each line contains 6 syllables
Line 5 ends the first half of the poem, and line 6 starts the second.
Lines 5 and 6, called “the turn-around,” are identical. The turn-around must be sharp, taking the thought in a different, preferably opposite, direction.
Rhyming is optional


Dancing the pirouette
With all the grace and poise
So enchanting to watch
As they spin on one foot
How I wish to do it

How I wish to do it
Just can’t, I’ve got web foot
I’ve tried but such a botch
And I made such a noise
It’s never my asset

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: 10-line Poem Challenge #25: PirouetteP is for Pages #AtoZchallenge 18th day of Na/GloPoWriMo



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