What do you see # 64 – She floats and swirls

Image credit; Timur Kozmenko


( For the visually challenged reader, this is an image of a girl dressed in a red swirling frock walking towards open gates. The gates appear to be of oriental origin and are very tall. From the open gate you can see mountains visible through a cloudy sky)

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Take Wing Tempo” by Ladan Osman: barefoot, gravel, frame, float, flight, shaves, pulse, plucks, leap, double, blood, grins

With barefoot feet she floats and swirls

Leaping up the gravel

Towards open gates the girl twirls

Flying on her travel

She grins and waits, doubling her steps

Wants to know what will happen next

She grins and waits

She grins and waits

Towards the gates with full respect

With barefoot feet she floats and swirls

Red skirt around her frame

Pulse rising like a school girl

Girl, we don’t know her name

Plucks her courage, enter unknown

New beginning, all on her own

Plucks her courage

Plucks her courage

She is like a rolling stone

With barefoot feet she floats and swirls

Red blood with heart and soul

She’s indeed not one of the girls

All set to get her goal

Determine to enter the gates

Come what may and with all her grace

Determine to

Determine to

Would like to have different fates*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

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

For: What do you see # 64 – Keep it alive (lifeafter50forwomen.com), The Whirligig: Whirligig 300 (sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com)

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