April Poetry Month – A Poem a Day #24

Today’s I am trying my hand at the Bref Double, a French poetic form consisting of 3 quatrains and a final couplet, making 14 lines.

There are multiple variations when it come to rhyme schemes, though in all versions the scheme consists of three rhymes and 4-5 un-rhymed lines, providing the bref double’s primary distinction from sonnets. The c rhyme ends each quatrain. The a and b rhymes are found twice each somewhere within the three quatrains and once in the couplet.

Some rhyme scheme choices are:
axbc xaxc axab ab
axbc xaxc bxxc ab
axxc bxxc abxc ab
abxc abxc xxxc ab
xaxc xbxc xbac ba
xabc xaxc xbxc ab

…and I’m sure there are others. 😊

There is no requirement of meter in a bref double, but all lines must be consistent in length.

I chose this form to write my poem: xabc xaxc xbxc ab


For Those Who Blog…

There are faces I shall never meet
who write their hearts on cyber pages
just a cursor point and click away
Spanning cultures, miles, zones and time.

I may never know their real names.
Some prefer their anonymity.
It’s their words that draw me to this place.
Simple pseudo-handles work just fine.

We chat, we text message and we tweet
in this place where all the world’s a stage.
Stories weaved of joy and tales of woe…
souls revealed line by beautiful line.

Inspiration here for those who seek.
If you have a voice this is your place!

kat ~ 24 April 2016


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