Z is for ZaniLa Rhyme

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For the visually challenged reader, this image shows two young girls standing outdoor looking at a book which both of them are holding jointly.

The sun was out and we’re so happy

Read the book for the first time

You read it out loud, I was so proud

We liked that book and all the words rhyme

Mum gave you that book for your birthday

You wore a dress with ponies

I was so proud, you read it out loud

At home Mum cooked us macaronies

You were five and we played hide and seek

The book was behind the trees

You read it out loud, I was so proud

The sun came out and we liked the breeze*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza.
The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza.
Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.
Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped.
The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

For: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/04/25/what-do-you-see-131-april-252022/, https://www.napowrimo.net/day-thirty-8/, http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2022/04/atozchallenge-is-this-ze-end-mais-oui.html


  1. Your poem took me back to the days of reading stories to my boys. Sadly they’re in their l;ate teens now and would kill me if I tried to read to them.

    Well done on reaching the end of the Challenge.
    Today’s post: z Is For Omega

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