National Poetry Month 2021,  Poetry


Welcome back for another A-Z Challenge/National Poetry Month post. Today, I’m trying the lai, a French form (I love trying new forms from all over the world, even though sometimes the patterns and rhyme schemes don’t transfer perfectly across languages).

The lai is a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables. Here’s the template:


Just Him

It’s evening and he
needs me to fully
see him
(not what the world sees
or what they believe
of him)
as he is with me:
worshipped, safe, and free–
just him.

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