NaPoWriMo 2015 – Day 16

Today, our Cedar Bark Poets have been challenged to write in the form known as the terzanelle. A hybrid of the villanelle and terza rima, terzanelles consist of five three-line stanzas and a concluding quatrain. Lines and rhymes are chained throughout the poem, so that the middle line of each triplet is repeated as the last line of the following triplet (or, for the last triplet, in the concluding quatrain).

Submission #1

Shadow of an 8 legged terzanelle

A spider hangs here
Across my flat window sill
causing horrid pangs of fear

I see it there still
backlit by passing sun light
Across my flat window sill

will it go tonight
what will it mean when not seen
backlit by passing sun light

shadow by dark means,
Do you willingly cause fright?
what will it mean when not seen

What comes in the night
this fanged eight leg destroyer
Do you willingly cause fright?

spectre of moiré
A spider hangs here
this fanged eight leg destroyer
causing horrid pangs of fear

-W.B.

Submission #2

Re-seeded Ticker-tape

A day coming for peace
All weapons,quiet sound
Rest ye weary,please

Simple truce to be found
Stopped,we break bread
All weapons,quiet sound

Walk together,forward tread
Raise our eyes,slow exhale
Stopped we break bread

Erased borders,freedoms prevail
Sustainable global democracies
Raise our eyes,slow exhale

Never wake,hold the dream
Hand in hand,hope,believe
Sustainable,global democracies

Conscious,committed communities
Forward thinking,perceived
Hand in hand,hope,believe
Compassionate future,it can be.

K

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