Sunday Photo Fiction – Lost and lingering

Photo by Taryn Elliott on

The trace of life softly going

Lost and lingering so

Be still as your mind is roaming

Listen, infinite flow

Embrace the now, learn the lesson

Before the end of the session

Embrace the now

Embrace the now

Hope to go the right direction

The trace of life softly going

Like footprints in the sand

Lace with adventure and growing

Sometimes not in our hand

Let’s face the truth, however tough

It could be rough but not enough

Let’s face the truth

Let’s face the truth

Enjoy the day to day stuff

The trace of life softly going

Please don’t slit the fun

For each chapter is ongoing

Each day we live we won

We seize the day, count our blessing

And each one is so refreshing

We seize the day

We seize the day

Don’t be so lost and lingering*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8



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