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.
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....
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!
Thank you, m'dear - I now have a new signature.... .....um.... I cheated...
------------------ 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
[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 08-06-99).]
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