Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lai poems

Lai poems are French style poems with a rhyme pattern of a-a-b-a-a-b. All the a-rhyming lines are 5 syllables, and the b-lines are 2 syllables. These poems must be a minimum of 3 lines, but they have no limit. The only restriction is the number of lines must be a multiple of 3, like 9, 21 or 30.

Example: by Frank G. Poe, Jr.
Worthy Causes
Purple, Orange, Pink
Colors show you think
Ribbons, web site link
Writing pledge in ink

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