The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.
Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain …thus, the Wrapped Refrain.
Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (or loosely joined) together for the title of the poem.
THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Daylight rain” by Australian poet Michael Dransfield: daylight, drunk, hearth, forward, inside, money fire, anywhere, words, sometimes, spacious, map
Sat on the hearth inside the house
Sat on the hearth, warm before fire
Sometimes, anywhere to inspire
Words of wisdom, money to spare
Forward thinking fair and square
In the daylight he’s reasonable not drunk Darth
He’s still the same man as he sat on the hearth
Inside the house, spacious room
Antique study as heirloom
Two big palm plants in the corner
Flowers so as not to mourn her
Sadness and frustration when he lost his spouse
Everything reminds him of her inside the house
(c) ladyleemanila 2019