First Line Friday: The dice tumbled and the table leaned forward with held breath.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “A Week Before Christmas” by Ioanna Carlsen: follow, hurt, looks, fog, disguise, minister, dimness, fear, sweep, butcher, shape, death

The dice tumbled and the table leaned forward

With held breath we followed the shape of what was

To become of our fate and to move onward

It looks like a clean sweep to get an applause

No more disguise nor fear of death in the fog

In the dimness of the night no more faux pas

We don’t have to go to Amsterdam or Prague

We don’t have to hurt the Minister for that

And we don’t have to drink the hair of the dog

The dice did us proud happy what we get at

With held breath we didn’t have to do combat*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

  • A Terza Rima is a poem with an eleven syllable count in each line and a rhyming scheme of aba, bcb, cdc, dd.

For: First Line Friday: December 18th, 2020 | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (wordpress.com), The Whirligig: Whirligig 297 (sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com)

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