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Charm and Incantation

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<a class='bbc_url' href='http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1237'>Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry</a> <br/><a class='bbc_url' href='http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1125'>Latin Poetry</a><br/><br/><strong class='bbc'>A Charm</strong> - from Old French <em class='bbc'>charme</em> derived from Latin <em class='bbc'>carmen</em> "song or verse", also called <strong class='bbc'>Incantation</strong> from Latin - <em class='bbc'>incantare</em> meaning "to chant (a magical spell) upon", is a genre of verse chanted to create a magical outcome. (Isn’t that what all poetry is supposed to do?) It seems to be a hangover from more pagan times, the belief in the magical power of words to invoke a positive outcome, to dispel misfortune, illness or harm. Originally it was designed to be chanted within a ritual as a magical formula and is the opposite of <a class='bbc_url' href='http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1116'>curse</a>. It is distinguished by patterns of irregular repetition and the belief that power resides in sound, using thick sound patterns of alliteration, assonance and internal rhyme. Archaic or obscure language is often used. The frame is at the discretion of the poet. <br/><p class='bbc_indent' style='margin-left: 80px;'><a name=charmed><strong class='bbc'>Poet's Quill</strong></a> <br/><br/>Wonder of words ignite this quest<br/> from time forgot to time unguessed. <br/> Charmed be the quill of light, <br/> Charmed be the poet's plight.<br/> <br/> Plots placed in words for all to read <br/> of creeds and deeds with bardic seeds.<br/> Charmed be the quill of light,<br/> Charmed be the poet's plight.<br/> <br/> From the god within chants emerge, <br/> a cry, a sigh, a soulful purge. <br/> Charmed be the poet's plight <br/> Charmed be the quill of light. <br/> . . . . . ~~<em class='bbc'>Judi Van Gorder</em></p>

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