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REFLECTION (a paradelle)

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Nan
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Reflection speaks to me
Reflection speaks to me
Of every bygone day
Of every bygone day
Reflection of bygone
To me speaks every day.

Yet when faced with the past
Yet when faced with the past
When faced with your face thence
When faced with your face thence
Yet with your face when faced
Thence with your face the past

Enlightenment I see
Enlightenment I see
The wisdom in your eyes
The wisdom in your eyes
I see the wisdom in
Your eyes enlightenment.

Of every day the past
Bygone, reflection faced
Thence when reflection speaks
Yet In your face I see
With wisdom in your eyes
Enlightenment to me


The paradelle format is:
~ Three stanzas written a chosen meter with lines 2 and 4 repeating 1 and 3 respectively.
~ Lines 5 & 6 must use every word (no more) contained in lines 1-4.
~ A fourth stanza that contains every word (no more) used in stanzas 1-3.

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Interesting format!!! I have not seen one of these before. I shall have to try my hand at this style. Thanx for teaching.

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nan

Thank you for including the instuctive comment. I find myself at a loss when it comes to versatility in styles - I need a teacher... thank you.
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3 posted 08-05-99 12:33 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

Something like this teach?

Thou art sweet vision dear my love,
Thou art sweet vision dear my love,
Forever I do worship thee,
Forever I do worship thee,
I do worship thee sweet vision,
Thou art forever my dear love.
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Hate those 'ol sayings but, you learn something new everyday. Thank you, Nan.

And Tim, I enjoyed yours as well.
Nan
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Thanks, guys - This is really a difficult format within which to write properly -
Contiguous meter is a major challenge...
So, Tim - now you need to come up with two more stanzas like the first, and a final stanza that uses all (and only all) of the words from the first three....
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Need some assistance here teach... this is hard... do you go backwards, write the last stanza first... any advice for us dummies...
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A new poem from Nan? Not from the archives, but brand spanking new? Hey, you guys obviously are too well-behaved in here if your esteemed moderator has time to write poetry!

And judging by the quality and beauty of this poem, I guess we can all be very thankful for that! Great job, Nan! Now how about showing everyone what a güsadelle looks like????
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I need a drink after that one!

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Tim, since the last stanza is the most difficult, I had to do it last..... Good luck - it's not easy..
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Wow, this must have been really difficult...it turned out fabulously, though!! I love it, I've never seen anything like it!

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*Krista Knutson*

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What a wonderful format and thank you for the hard work you spent sharing it!
Nan
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What's a güsadelle look like - Hirsute?
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The first person to accurately describe the infamous güsadelle format without clicking on the link below (and preferably with their own sample of it) wins a lifetime subscription to Passions' free newsletter and three atta-boy's (or atta-girl's ?). Don't cheat now!

güsadelle

Nan
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Thank you, m'dear - I now have a new signature.... .....um.... I cheated...

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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done: For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits, than I am sure I haue in my whole fiue. ~
²1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75



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o man wow like uh yuh
~one voice~
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Nan, I am going to go work on this awesome format right now! I have never seen this before! (and I'm an English Ed. major? yikes... LOL)

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


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Nan

This poem is wonderfully interesting.  I keep reading it.  It's fascinating.  I am going to have to try a Paradelle one day.

Thank you.

Alison
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lovely nan

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