Z is for ZaniLa Rhyme

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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.

Give me your hand and we’ll go places
To places we haven’t been
To be strong, I need for lifelong
All these places, where do we begin?

Give me your strength so I can cope
Challenges coming to me
I need for lifelong, to be strong
I’ll do things as long as I am free

Give me your word I know I belong
With you, life is wonderful
To be strong, I need for lifelong
The power within I’ll be able

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: #AtoZChallenge – 4-30-2017 – Letter Z , April PAD Challenge: Final Day, the final day of NaPoWriMo

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B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #13 – SPECIAL

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We were in the Philippines one holiday and the night was clear. All the stars, planets and the moon were there, and they were amazing to watch. So Him Indoors and I decided to lie down on the grass as we admired them. We felt so tiny compared to the universe, but glad that we were all part of it. Great night to remember!

starlight star bright
making a wish as we count
amazing wonder

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wispy clouds across
boats rise and fall in the lock
lazy hazy day

sea lay without a ripple
cupped my hands and drank water

drips falling from lips
ah, the sweet taste of heaven
cool and refreshing

rough winds shake the darling buds
more lovely and temperate

palm trees swaying
clouds scudding across the sky
heaven knows why

have picnics by the seabed
open sunlit grass, cloudless

splashing with the waves
friends waiting for the sunset
the joy of summer

light of the silvery moon
never ending stories

all through the night
singing and dancing with joy
tired and sleepy

birds flying as dawn breaks
memories on shortest night

For: B’S POETRY CHALLENGE #13, twenty-eighth day of NaPoWriMo, April PAD Challenge: Day 28

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W is for Wrapped Refrain

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The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.

Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain …thus, the Wrapped Refrain.

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Poem” by Muriel Rukeyser: insane, products, setting, try, devices, similar, considering, mad, nameless, make, waking, call

Let’s try setting up devices
Some nameless products and bridges
A wake up call considering
Something similar to baffling
Insane if you ask me but they are all acting
We’ll never know till we try, so let’s try setting

In this mad world, there’s always one
Who gets into trouble but fun
You may be nameless but I know
People know you as a John Doe
The plot thickening as the mystery unfurled
Anywhere, there is a John Doe in this mad world

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Whirligig 107 by Magical Mystical Teacher, #AtoZChallenge – 4-27-2016 – Letter W, April PAD Challenge: Day 27

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 26th 2017, a whole new challenge … troiku

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by the mountain spring
we talk about the same things
just in other words

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By the mountain spring
Water wades like diamond
Bright and sunny day

We talk about the same things
Laugh about similar things
Closeness in our hearts

Just in other words
Conveying the same meaning
Great understanding

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 26th 2017, a whole new challenge … troiku., April PAD Challenge: Day 26

One afternoon – Friday Fictioneers

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One afternoon when she returned to the house
Lightly walked to her wardrobe to change her blouse
In a petulant way, she took her shoes off
Liberosis she thought and a drink she quaff
She banished the thought of the tall officer
Tough attitude though she still needs the answer
“How dare he,” she mused and tried to fill her time
“I’ll kill him,” she thought, but that would be a crime
She started reading a book that relaxed her
The story was good, she fell asleep after
One afternoon when she returned to the house
Lightly walked to her wardrobe to change her blouse

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: 21 April 2017 by rochellewisoff, Wordle #152, April PAD Challenge: Day 24

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Thursday photo prompt – Shore #writephoto

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the shore that calls me home
big waves splashing
free as a bird to roam
free for my angling

big waves splashing
the children having fun
palm trees swaying
picnics with shining sun

free as a bird to roam
sundown at the sea
before we say shalom
the time we agree

free for my angling
sultry air caressing
see what this day brings
we go through life with zing*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Created by C. G. V. Lewis, the Quadrilew is a form of quatrain poem with an abab rhyming scheme, repeating lines, and contains an alternating syllable structure.

In the first verse, the poet may either start with a five or six syllable line. If the choice is five then the ‘sounding’ syllable count is (and opposite if the count is six):

VERSE ONE,
Line 1, 5 syllables.
Line 2, 6 syllables.
Line 3, 5 syllables.
Line 4, 6 syllables.

VERSE TWO,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 2 of the FIRST verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

VERSE THREE,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 3 of the first verse) has 5 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 6 syllables.

VERSE FOUR,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 4 of the first verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

If the first line of verse one has 6 syllables then the pattern is
Verse 1, 6565,
Verse 2, 5656,
Verse 3, 6565,
Verse 4 5656: (the rhyme pattern still being abab.)

For: Thursday photo prompt – Shore #writephoto, April PAD Challenge: Day 23

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