If I were the wind, I’d go back

Image: Szymon Baranowski – Google Images

If I were the wind, I’d go back

Discovering my past

Blast from the past, danger and black

Could be a ruse but vast

Crazy sometimes ambidextrous

Corrosive but sometimes precious

Crazy sometimes

Crazy sometimes

Lure me in the solar plexus

If I were the wind, I’d go back

To the basement to mull

Detection of my past to crack

Don’t care if dry or dull

All part of me, past or future

Just have to take it in humour

All part of me

All part of me

Whatever it is, it’s super

If I were the wind, I’d go back

In my brain I snarl

Some scenes return like a flashback

Where I could twirl and swirl

Dance of the past, happy or sad

Separate the good from the bad

Dance of the past

Dance of the past

Bellies unfed and back unclad*

(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: #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 211, #Abhanga, or #PoetsChoice | Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry (wordcraftpoetry.com), February 2021 Writing Prompts – Putting My Feet in the Dirt, Sunday Writing Prompt – 31st January – Discovering the Past. | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (wordpress.com), Wordle #225 | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (wordpress.com), Writing Wednesday – 3 February 2021 – AngieTrafford


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