You’re Not (a lai)

sunhat

You showed me passion–
jealous of the sun,
you fought.

Stormy attraction,
You wooed, till love won–
I thought.

Then we came undone.
I’m here in the sun.
You’re not.

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POETIC FORM:

The lai is another French form. It’s a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables.

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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, we’re dealing with our third “Two for Tuesday” prompt(s):

1. Write a “what you are” poem, or…
2. Write a “what you are not” poem.

For instance, you may be a teacher, a student, brave, scared, a person, an animal, a plant, and well, wherever this one takes you. Or not, of course.

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