November 9, 2016

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Inform
Burns Stanza (or Habbie Stanza)

Burns Stanza is a stanzaic sestet with lines of two lengths and two rhymes.
Lines 1, 2, 3, and 5 are four feet long with the “a” rhyme.
Lines 4 and 6 are two feet long with the “b” rhyme.

Schematic: Rhyme: aaabab
Meter (Iambic):

Egregious, many people say
on this grim November day.
Well, voters came out and had their way.
Now it’s final.
The donkey gave a final bray
of denial.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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