Photo by Sue Vincent
Such an idoneous evening
A sob story in keeping
When our own man was the monster
Heavy with his props that’s hotter
Surrounding him masked figures with torches with plan
Next villagers from their porches come from such an
An evening to vanish evil
Tradition since the medieval
Absorb with certainty to win
Coated in beige paint and redskin
They’re excluding all the evils in believing
By doing this tradition in such an evening*
(c) ladyleemanila 2020
* 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.