The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each;
Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.
Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be
the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each
stanza with a repeated refrain ...thus, the Wrapped Refrain.
Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (or loosely joined) together
for the title of the poem.
Letís Steal Away to Meet Again
Letís steal away to some place cool,
with rivulets that foam and pool
beneath a wooded, shady shore
that frames the rocks with sycamore.
The afternoon has just begun; without delay,
letís meet beneath the shaded sun...letís steal away.
Letís meet again where once we knew
the buttercups with golden dew;
we scurried to our hidden spot
where I recall forget-me-not.
And, we shall have the promised dreams that we did then,
as we revisit hideaways...letís meet again.
Copyright © 2007 Jan Turner
Create For Me a Metaphor
Create for me a lovely poem,
and let it be a brook, to roam
throughout a field of daffodils,
then wander up and down small hills.
And make it move as if it were a melodyÖ.
Delight me with this poem that you create for me.
A metaphor or two will do,
and paint with colors that imbue
this lovely poem with fantasy.
I love when you enrapture me!
Create for me a world Iím eager to explore;
A taste of candy, scent of rose; a metaphor!
Copyright © 2009 Andrea Dietrich