Grá Reformata

The Grá Reformata, created by Michael King, is based upon the Villanelle form.
Following the basic setting of the Villanelle, the a Grá Reformata has an extra couplet between each tercet. This couplet can be either rhymed within the structure of the rest of the poem, or in free verse, but always in iambic pentameter.
This is Stanzaic pome of 27 lines, consisting of alternating tercets and couplets, followed by a quatrain.
Meter is Iambic Pentameter
 Rhyme Scheme is AbA2 xx abA xx abA2 xx abA xx abA2 abAA2, (AbA2xxabAxxabA2xxabAxxabA2abAA2)
where x is either rhymed or not, and A and A2 are Refrain lines.
Example Poem
 
Typhoon Flotilla     (Grá Reformata)
The mighty craft were built for wartime use
they’re armed with weapons, they’ll with luck, not need
and show their strength when faced with real excuse.

Typhoon Haiyan has stuck with natures force,
and man must bow to Gaia’s strength of course.

The USA and Britain ships have cruised
to technologically intercede.
The mighty craft were built for wartime use

A corpse-choked wasteland stretches through the land
with isolation hard to understand.

The ships provisioned for a grand re-use–
with craft to reach the folks they need to feed
and show their strength when faced with real excuse.

The helicopters may again save lives,
by reaching rural land where some survive.

The water Britain’s warships can produce
will be delivered with the greatest speed.
The mighty craft were built for wartime use.

The food and medicine that countries send
will find that structured order is their friend.

Relief efforts have no more time to lose
organization’s what makes ships succeed
and show their strength when faced with real excuse.

They’ll all work hard before their homeward cruise,
and try to help although their hearts may bleed.
The mighty craft were built for wartime use
and show their strength when faced with real excuse.

© Lawrencealot – November 27, 2013
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