Wet (a lai poem)

lyingintherain

The wet soaks my dress,
feels like your caress.
This rain
melts away my stress.
I don’t sigh–much less
complain,
Though I must confess,
to you, I’ll say yes,
again.

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POETIC FORM: LAI

The lai is French form, a 9-line poem or stanza that uses an aabaabaab rhyme scheme. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables.

FORM DIAGRAM

a(5)-
a(5)-
b(2)-
a(5)-
a(5)-
b(2)-
a(5)-
a(5)-
b(2)-

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POEM A DAY APRIL 2015 – PROMPT:

“For today’s prompt, write a confession poem. For some poets, this may come naturally–confessing feelings, actions, and/or intentions. For others, it may be hard to get personal. That’s OK; take on another persona and write a “confession” for that person, animal, inanimate object, whatever.”

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