Midnight at the Oasis

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “To Francisco X. Alarcón (1954-2016” by Eduardo C. Corral: laugh, die, met, ritual, body, poem, taught, elders, gift, ground, tongue, turning

Our midnight in the oasis
We met, laugh, like a poem in ryhthm
On the ground and feeling the sands on our body
Ritual on regular basis

Basis of love and loyalty
Like a gift that our elders have taught us
Turning each other the best we could ever be
In nature with our deity

Deity we swear until we die
Whatever happens we’ll be with each one
Respect and being truthful play important parts
All other rules also apply

Apply romance, send me flowers
No tongue in cheek, nor dishonesty
With the moon and the stars as our witness
In the oasis, midnight – ours*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

* The RemyLa Rhyme Form, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 4 stanzas. Each stanza has four lines. The syllable count per stanza is 8/10/12/8 and rhyme scheme is abca defd ghig jklj. The first word of stanza 1 must also be the last word of stanza 4. The last word of stanza 1 must also be the first word of stanza 2 and the last word of stanza 2 must be the first word of stanza 3. Finally, the last word of stanza 3 must also be the first word of stanza 4.

This form is named after Laura’s daughter, Remy Lawren Lamarca. La is her signature.

For: Midnight at the Oasis,  Whirligig 268

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