Thursday photo prompt: Bells #writephoto

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Photo by Sue Vincent

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Joy” by Stuart Kestenbaum: shake, story, fly, wings, waiting, part, breathe, wind, butterfly, transformed, find, dream

Life is but a dream, bluebells transforming the fields
Life is but a dream, bluebells transforming the fields
Butterfly’s waiting, shaking its wings, enjoying the wind
Butterfly’s waiting, shaking its wings, enjoying the wind
Flying and finding its story among the beechwood trees
Breathing all the freshness of nature at its best

Bluebells and beechwood trees, freshness of nature
Bluebells and beechwood trees, freshness of nature
Butterfly’s flying at its best, enjoying life, is but a dream
Butterfly’s flying at its best, enjoying life, is but a dream
Breathing the wind, finding its story, waiting
Transforming, shaking its wings among the fields

Butterfly’s transforming the fields, enjoying the wind
Butterfly’s transforming the fields, enjoying the wind
Waiting, flying, shaking its wings, breathing nature at its best
Waiting, flying, shaking its wings, breathing nature at its best
Bluebells finding its story among the beechwood trees
All the freshness of life is but a dream

Life is but a dream, all the freshness of nature
Butterfly is at its best, flying, breathing
Shaking its wings among the beechwood trees
Bluebells finding its story
Enjoying the wind and waiting
Transforming the fields*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

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* The Paradelle is a modern poetic form invented by Billy Collins as a parody of the villanelle. Billy Collins claimed that the paradelle was a difficult, fixed form consisting of four six-line stanzas with a repetitive pattern invented in eleventh century France, and the press believed the story and ran with it. Due to the extensive publicity, the Paradelle has made its rounds in the poetic community. Eventhough the form was invented as a hoax, the Paradelle has taken on a life of its own. It is still a difficult form, nonetheless, to practice which can be fun and rewarding eventhough the inventor may not have intended it to be.

The Paradell Structure

First Three Stanzas:

The first two lines as well as the third and fourth lines of the first three stanzas must be the same (repeat). Where it begins to get difficult and become more of a poetic puzzle is when reaching fifth and sixth lines. These lines must contain all the words from the preceding four lines within the stanza using them only once to form completely new lines.

Last Stanza:

For the most difficult piece of this poetic puzzle, the final stanza of the paradelle does not repeat like the preceding stanzas, rather the final six lines must contain every word from the first three stanzas, and only those words, again using them only once to form completely new lines.

The Design is simple:

Stanza 1: 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4
Stanza 2: 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8
Stanza 3: 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12
Stanza 4: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

For: Thursday photo prompt: Bells #writephoto,  Whirligig 261 ,  Prompts to Play RPGs #AtoZChallenge,  Day Eighteen

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