Winter Is Soon

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In summer’s time I think of you
In summer’s time I think of you
I know your touch is soon to come
I know your touch is soon to come
I think summer’s come to know of you
Your touch in time is soon

Foreign and yet familiar, I feel the thoughts break in
Foreign and yet familiar, I feel the thoughts break in
Still I do not wish to give them form
Still I do not wish to give them form
And the familiar thoughts I feel break the wish
I, in foreign form, still do not give to them yet

Drifting, they skip and tumble my soul
Drifting, they skip and tumble my soul
A piercing fall of chills in the midst of Sol’s sultry hold
A piercing fall of chills in the midst of Sol’s sultry hold
Drifting of sultry Sol’s hold, they skip, tumble,
And chills a piercing fall in the midst of my soul

I do know I feel Sol’s familiar touch
Yet foreign thoughts come drifting
And break my wish to not think of you
They skip the fall time and give to them form
Still in the midst of summer’s sultry hold
A tumble of piercing chills is soon in my soul

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Because when it comes to forms I am a masochist and Brian over at dVerse finds one of the most convoluted ones out there for us to take a whack at.

Welcome to the Paradelle

Invented by Billy Collins as a parody to the strict structure of most form poetry, the paradelle is a 4-stanza poem, where each stanza consists of 6 lines.

For the first 3 stanzas, the 1st and 2nd lines should be the same; the 3rd and 4th lines should also be the same; and the 5th and 6th lines should be composed of all the words from the 1st and 3rd lines and only the words from the 1st and 3rd lines.

The final stanza should be composed of all the words in the 5th and 6th lines of the first three stanzas and only the words from the 5th and 6th lines of the first three stanzas.

Thanks Billy, and Brian, this was fun! <– SARCASM

dVerse ~ Poets Pub : MeetingTheBar ~ FormForAll: Paradelles (i have obviously lost my mind)

10 thoughts on “Winter Is Soon

  1. nice…your 5/6 lines on the second and third stanza really came out well, in my opinion…ah and the thoughts of them breaking into our world…this i know as well….nicely done on the form, you made it make sense…ha…

    sorry for such a tough one….smiles

    • I know there are more complicated forms out there, but this one just annoyed me to no end, lol. I realized after I read your comment I somehow copied the an earlier iteration of the 5/6 line in the first stanza. I’ve fixed it and it makes more sense now, I hope.

      Thanks Brian. (You know you’re not sorry and we love it.)

    • Whenever I use poetic forms I try to hide the fact that it is a form with my words. It was near impossible with this paradelle, but it’s nice to know the words still transcend its confines. Thank you Sumana.

  2. impressively crafted. it was quite a crazy form. you stepped up to the challenge with what looks like ease…even if it was far from easy to craft. this flowed quite well.

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