Dizain Notes

A French form and originally would have consisted of eight syllable lines, but later in English poetry ten syllable lines often iambic pentameter were also used. These days it’s very much up to the poet

The rhyme scheme is ababbbccdcd and so on

Example:

Realisation by Terry Clitheroe

A falling star streaks above the Earth
The scent so strong speaks of its decay
The trail behind it heralding its death
And smells of all that winter takes away.
The ending that is almost too risqué
Is merely Fate and fullness though dearth.
A rising star awakes across the Earth
The scent of freshness and new born life
A sight of wonder as the day gives birth
Gives man hope for freedom from strife

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