How do I live my life each day?
A touch ribald? A touch blase’?
I live the life of bon vivant
With a hint of nonchalant
And sometimes yes, a dilettante
Now some will say I’m arrogant
But none can claim I live pissant
My joie de vivre is abundant
Each day I rise “L’Chaim!” I say
Nor have it any other way
Real Toads: The Tuesday Platform
National Poetry Writing Month – Day 4
Today’s form: Duo-Rhyme (12 line)
The Duo-rhyme, is a 10 or 12-line poem, with the first two and last two lines having the same rhyme scheme, and the center of the poem (lines #3 through #8 or #10) having their own separate mono-rhyme scheme.
Meter: 8 beats per line, written in iambic tetrameter (4 linear feet of iambic)
Rhyme Scheme: 10-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a or 12-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a
A jaunty poem defying those who dare say you can’t be you. Very affirmative.
Love it, love it, love it. For the jaunty defiance that Gemma remarks, and also grateful to be introduced to a form full of possibilities.
This is lovely!!
Well done and so charming a message.
Simply delicious. Arrogant? Nah. Just sure, ready to be, to live… and being quite enchanting about it. 😀
This poem is such fun, ,”Each day I rise “L’Chaim!” I say” tells all,,,
Yes.. we should all be what we want to be… exactly therefore.
Oh, very cool and clever. I enjoyed reading it!!
My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard over this. 🙂
Sounds like a great way to live in whatever lingo you wish! k.
What a joyful cascade of cool words.
This works really well as a rap too! Ha. My daughter has been listening to the Broadway musical “Hamilton: non stop – and all these villanelles are rocking the rap!