Tinker Posted December 20, 2019 Share Posted December 20, 2019 Happy Holidays This time of year when dark and cold we're warmed by a light, bright and bold. We adorn our homes with holly and wreaths and wait for a jolly old man in a flying sleigh who soars far and near, reminding us to share our love, this time of year. Merry Christmas from me to you, may all your hopes and dreams come true. It may be cliché to repeat the same wishes each year complete with a virtual hug, but it's unanimous. One more time, you've heard it before, Merry Christmas. ~~ Judi Van Gorder Notes: ▼ Verse Form: Wrapped Refrain is an invented stanzaic form created by Jan Turner brings each stanza full circle by repeated the first 4 syllables of the stanza as the last 4 syllables of the stanza reminiscent of the French rentrament, repeating the first phrase of the stanza as a the last phrase of the stanza. The elements of the Wrapped Refrain are: stanzaic, written in any number of sixains or octaves. syllabic, 8-8-8-8-12-12 syllables per lines when written in sixains, 14-14-8-8-8-8-14-14 syllables per line when written in octaves. rhymed, aabbcc ddeeff etc. when written in sixains and aabbccdd eeffgghh etc when written in octaves. written with each sixain repeating the first 4 syllables of L1 as the last 4 syllables of L6 or each octave repeating the first 10 syllables of L1 as the last 10 syllables of L8. Quote ~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~ For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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