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Author Name: Freemeaningless 11 Comments
Date Added: October 10, 2012 21:10:51 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Broken Hearts Add To Favorites | Text Only
Changing Hands - Trijan Refrain

Silent staircase guarding at dawn
love dispelled in whispers.
Years have moved on and she withdrawn
waits behind balusters.
He claimed distance, 'magination,
get-a-ways as recreation;
he claimed distance,
he claimed distance,
she cried tears in hesitation.

Silent staircase guarding at dawn,
sorrow overwhelms love;
anger demands that she be gone
but stillness stands above.
He once believed life incomplete,
could not have lived without her heat;
he once believed,
he once believed,
morning’s breath could never compete.

Silent staircase guarding at dawn,
to battle is defeat;
all the years, memories foregone
now steeling love’s retreat.
He spoke her name! Broke golden bands
where love lies waiting, distant lands.
He spoke her name,
he spoke her name,
she heard passion, once hers, change hands.

Author's Notes:
The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, which makes a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8.
The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:
x. x. x. x. x. x. x. a.
x. x. x. x. x b.
x. x. x. x. x. x. x. a.
x. x. x. x. x. b.
R. R. R. R. x. x. x. c.
x. x. x. x. x. x. x. c.
R. R. R. R.
R. R. R. R.
x. x. x. x. x. x. x. c.

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Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on October 23, 2012 08:57:51 AM Report

Congratulations Ken on wining

the Featured Award.

Well deserving too!!!

Applause with a standing ovation

Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on October 22, 2012 02:37:19 PM Report
This is such wonderful poetry!  The feeling of sadness envelopes the whole piece.  Congratulations on the Featured Award!  Fantastic...a string of hits are sure to follow!
Comment By: PremiumShawn on October 22, 2012 10:44:10 AM Report
I'm happy for you in your reward, it is well deserved. Congratulations. 
I'm am sad for those in your write-a very sad one- no sighing : /


Comment By: FreeKymberly Donn on October 22, 2012 10:34:52 AM Report
Loved this piece before and still do. It looks fantastic with that bit of gold up there. Congratulations Ken!


Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 22, 2012 08:16:07 AM Report
Ken:  congratulations for the Feature Poem award.  I look forward to many more writes from you.  Please continue to enter the contests.  

Lady Dragonwyck  

Comment By: FreeAdri on October 22, 2012 02:08:12 AM Report
Well deserved win!  Congratulations on the award!

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 18, 2012 12:24:35 AM Report
You make the ordinary extraordinary. Beautiful work, a tale told a million times but never as nice as this. You worked your magic into this Trijan Refrain. It shall be a favorite of mine. Thank you for sharing!

~Barbara D.~

Comment By: PremiumShirls on October 11, 2012 05:58:20 PM Report

I am paying close attention and hope to try one of these very soon. It is excellent.



Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 11, 2012 06:59:43 AM Report

You amaze me with your creative knowledge about poetry..

. I am afraid I break all the rules in poetry.....I am not a poet...

I am just a writer of emotions and lifes teaching...So I make many mistakes....

 Always ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeAdri on October 11, 2012 03:01:56 AM Report
Interesting, I like the form. I admire structure probably because I battle to write with structure. 
Besides that, beautiful piece, beautiful written 


Comment By: FreeKymberly Donn on October 10, 2012 09:54:46 PM Report
I've never seen this form before. This is an astounding piece!



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