Find your place – Terzanelle

Find your place, put away all baggage, blend in

The familiarity comforts, yet makes me uneasy

Find your place, put away all baggage, blend in

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I smile at fairy floss clouds, their edges so hazy

Pop goes my ears as we rise above the earth

The familiarity comforts, yet makes me uneasy

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Sky bursts with light as the sun shows its worth

Is this heaven or just what it would look like?

Pop goes my ears as we rise above the earth

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Thoughts stand at the doorway, about to strike

We are but a speck in this meticulous universe

Is this heaven or just what it would look like?

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In a painter’s canvas, one of a million colours

Part of an ever-changing unique piece of art

We are but a speck in this meticulous universe

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The journey of life, we’re prepared from the start

Find your place, put away all baggage, blend in

Part of an ever-changing unique piece of art

Find your place, put away all baggage, blend in

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Dear Readers,

Does this style of poetry look a bit familiar to you? This is known as a Terzanelle poem, and it is a combination of the Villanelle and Terza Rima styles. 

The rules for this form are as follows:

1. The poem consists of 19 lines

2. It is made up of interlocking (repeating) tercets (three line verses)

3. The last verse is a quatrain (four line verse) which features the first line of the poem twice as a refrain.

4. There is no set syllable form, but each line should have the same metric length (I’ve not followed this)

5. The rhyme and refrain scheme goes like this:
1. A
2. B
3. A

4. b
5. C
6. B

7. c
8. D
9. C

10. d
11. E
12. D

13. e
14. F
15. E

16. f
17. A
18. F
19. A

Hope you all enjoyed reading this interesting form, do check out my attempts at Villanelle and Terza Rima style as well 🙂

Thank you for reading, see you next time.

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