Prompt:

La Courante

La Courante is one of France’s first classic free verse poems. Two stanzas form this poem. The first stanza is a model for the second stanza (in a way, a kind of refrain is visible in the last three lines of the second stanza).

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐—บ:

~๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€.
~๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜†๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜: ๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ-๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿด-๐Ÿฐ-๐Ÿฑ-๐Ÿฐ-๐Ÿฒ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ.
~๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐˜†๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜€: ๐—ฎ-๐—ฏ-๐—ฏ-๐—ฎ-๐—ฎ-๐—ฐ-๐—ฑ-๐—ฑ-๐—ฐ-๐—ฒ-๐—ฑ-๐—ฒ.
~๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฎ ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐˜†๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฎ, ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ (lines with refrains) ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฎ.
~๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐˜†๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐˜†๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฎ. (๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐—บ.)

A sample poem by Bianca

Secrets of My Soul

Feeling useless… that’s me! (a)
As words won’t flow today; (b)
have I nothing to say? (b)
One word could change your mind and make you see, (a)
there is more in this world to discover, just be (a)
careful, will you, please, love? (c)
He leaves, without a word spoken (d)
I feel broken (d)
A little white dove (c)
Makes him come back (e)
kisses, as a token (d)
of his love for me, are placed in my neck. (e)

A quick love game start,
fires of love burning,
two different souls learning,
how to heal the scars in each’ others heart.
then rest, nights are short and day lifes are lived, apart…
Be still, let your heart speak
I know that words are hard to find
though in your mind
I’ll find what I seek.
Yes, please, come back
kisses, as a token,
do not ever stop! Kiss me in my neck.

(Note: This poem used a different syllable counter, so the count differs from the syllable counter Penmancy recommends. Use the one we are providing you with.)

Rules:

  1. The submitted poem must have a title (Keep it simple with no punctuation marks; all words more than 3 letters must be capitalised)
  2. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit –though only the first submitted poem will be qualified for contention.
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Winning criteria:

The announcement of winners may be postponed or preponed depending on the number of entries received.

The winners of the event shall receive the book “The Sorcery of the Senses” by Tanima Das.

This book was extended for #BookNook Gift-a-book program by the author.


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