a rainbow in words- 24th

Not Orange

Yellow is the colour to be
Its great, gorgeous, glorious
I’m proof, look at me

Yellow is quite notorious
multifaceted, marvellous, magnificent
Yellow is always victorious

Possibilities infinite
When yellow is around
Though perhaps a little insolent

Yellow’s happiness does abound
Bring a smile to your face
Whenever it’s in town

Yellow has a grace
It’s hard to dim
It simply the ace

Perhaps I’m going out on a limb
Yellow is the colour to be
See it and you will sing
I’m proof, look at me

© NopeNotPam

Terzanelle

What do you get when you mix two super popular Italian poetic forms, specifically the terza rima and villanelle? The terzanelle, of course!

It combines the lyricism of the terza rima with the repetition of the villanelle to make a powerful one-two punch in only 19 lines. The traditional stance on the terzanelle is that the lines should be written in a consistent iambic meter, but there are plenty of contemporary terzanelles that just aspire to keep the lines a consistent length throughout.

Here’s the rhyme and refrain order for the Terzanelle:

A1
B
A2

b
C
B

c
D
C

d
E
D

e
F
E

f
A1
F
A2

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