Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 12

Lai of Dreams

move to a meadow
and like the black crow
be free
by a campfire glow
craft dreams of gusto
not flee
sacred grace bestow
love all and do so
with glee

~ Ellen Apple 4/12/2016

The lai is a French poetry 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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