I took French for seven years in school; Now I remember very little of it. As an adult, I studied Arabic - Flushing what remained from my brain. The brain can rust like any other tool; That's something Papa liked to tell me. "Practice if you want something to stick." My seven years went down the drain. French flotsam courses in a whirlpool; Sometimes a scrap washes up ashore, But too many sink like heavy bricks. Clearly, I have but myself to blame. Exercising tongues is the only rule, Else we'll find they've faded oh so quick...
d’Verse – Go French with Bref Double
At d’Verse, writers were encouraged to pen poems in the ‘Bref Double’ form.
- A 14 line poem, consisting of 3 quatrains and a couplet;
- No metric requirement, but all lines should be of similar lengths;
- It is built up from three end rhymes (a, b, and c);
- It also includes unrhymed lines (x);
- Rhymes a and b are used once in each of the quatrains and in the couplet;
- Rhymes c is used as end lines in each of the quatrains.
- This would make these possible rhyme schemes:
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!