The Lauranelle, created by Laura Lamarca, is a hybrid (variation) of both the
Villanelle and the Terzanelle forms. The poem is 22 lines in length opposed to the 19-line length of the aforementioned classical forms.
Lines MUST be 10 syllables in length and also MUST be in iambic pentameter.
Rhyme scheme is as follows: aba bcb cdc ded efe fbf ggA(1)A(2)
Lines 1 and 2 MUST be repeated at Lines 21 and 22.
Poems can either be formatted in stanzas or as a whole piece without line-spacing.
From backward beat to earth beyond
One wish to whisper whilst alone at sea
from inside seams that happen to be frayed
is why, oh why is this concern of me?
And so I still my soul until it's stayed
within such confines and their shaking shroud,
and till those shreds of shouts can be relayed
into a theme acceptable out loud;
as audible to audience and ear,
at such a tale that lets my heart feel proud.
Yet still I stutter shades of void and fear
of happenings beyond my bare control,
until worst outcomes offer to adhere.
And in so doing, I portray a whole--
an entity that suffers as a host
to all of beauty and entire of soul.
So sail I must and sail must I the most
to Ouistreham, where memories have played
along all land to cover me as coast.
Maternal spirits guide me on my feet,
to tread a length of love and all upseat
one wish--to whisper whilst alone at sea...
oh why, oh why is this concern of me?
Copyright © 2013 Laura Lamarca