Write a Dizain:
The dizain gets us back in the French form domain, which as regular readers know is a favorite of mine. This particular form was a favorite of 15th and 16th century French poets, but it has also been employed in English by the likes of Philip Sidney and John Keats.
Here are the basic rules of the dizain:
- One 10-line stanza
- 10 syllables per line
- Employs the following rhyme scheme: ababbccdcd
Memories will only last a lifetime
Hold tight onto the precious days ahead
The hill tomorrow will be a hard climb
But the memories help get you from bed
Or keep you balled up and alone instead.
The tears will flow freely from eyes of glass
No worries ’bout this, you know it will pass
But the heart will have its hole forever
No matter your actions, money, or class
your tears will always flow like a river.
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