Tale Weaver – #269 – Confinement

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Confinement is the best thing for us these days
From our own homes we fight this coronavirus
From a distance I wish to hug each one

As we wash our hands, we count up to twenty
These times, remembering not to touch the face
Confinement is the best thing for us these days

Might be restricting our action but it’s for the best
A call for compassion needed as we’re locked in
From our own homes we fight this coronavirus

Another day, another fight as I woke up
By staying home, I am doing my part
From a distance I wish to hug each one*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

C2020

* Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

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For: Tale Weaver – #269 – Confinement – 2nd April.,  Wordle 448 Mar 22 by bwarren,  C is for Communication (#AtoZChallenge) ,  Day Three

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