On and off I am going to showcase the different poetic forms I discovered in 2013. Today’s post was first published in February 2013. I think I need to remind you about the horse meat scandal which was in full swing in those days :-).
The Dizain is a french poetic form that has a certain rhyme pattern. According to “The Poets Garret” it has never gained the same popularity than the Decastich or the Sonnetina but to me, it seems to be quite a challenge.
Well, that is probably because I prefer free verse and rather work with repetition than rhyme but my New Years resolution was to challenge myself to try out new forms so there we go:
The Dizain’s rhyme scheme goes as follows:
a b a b b c c d c d
And here is my take on it:
Disdain ~ A dizain poem
Just can’t stop myself from saying
“The horses meat in burgers is
plainly cheap and utter baying
of greed and silly alabis.
I sit and watch this new crisis
glad to be vegetarian
hoping for a good guardian
but understanding this again:
it doesn’t need a magician
to see their terrible disdain
Well, even though I adhered to the 8 syllables and the rhyme scheme I am not too happy with it. I think it would have sounded better if it would have adhered to a metre as well. But I had to declare defeat I am afraid: that went over my capabilities :-).
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