Away at Last

This is the day that I have designed
dressed in red leather boots to the knee
If ever, I ever ignore forecast signs

now be the time, the time to shine me
Forewarned, forgiven, fortuitous child
dressed in red leather boots to the knee

Weaving a way, spun curls spilling wild
Fresh ticket in hand, Fresh eyes on the door
Forewarned, forgiven, fortuitous child

Long winded cry of the wild outdoors
Educated voices muffle the call
Fresh ticket in hand, Fresh eyes on the door

Away at last, if I scrape if I crawl
to the mountains, the desert, the sea
Educated voices muffle the call

no longer stifle the spirit of me
to the mountains, the desert the sea
This is the day that I have designed
If ever I ever ignore forecast signs

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Welcome back to Day 16 of the NaPoWriMo Challenge. Today’s challenge is to write in the form known as the terzanelle. Terzanelles consist of five three-line stanzas and a concluding quatrain. Lines and rhymes are chained throughout the poem, so that the middle line of each triplet is repeated as the last line of the following triplet (or, for the last triplet, in the concluding quatrain). The pattern goes like this:
ABA
bCB
cDC
dED
eFE
fAFA or fFAA.

It’s funny for me how writing with structure often helps the creative process. My right and left brain both like working together.

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