Retrac

Retrac: 12 lines. Syllable Counts: 2-3-4-6-8-10-10-8-6-4-3-2
Rhyme Scheme: a-a-b-b-c-c-c-c-b-b-a-a.  Carter spelled backwards.

Stargazing

Starlight
shines so bright
cosmic display
so many miles away.
So many types of stars to learn.
Incredible temperatures that burn
orbiting rapidly, black holes to spurn
Many of my wishes yet to yearn.
A multi-colored splay
awesome array
of night light.
Delight.

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My Thanks to Linda Varsell Smith for her contributions above.

My example

They Called Me Deely  (Form: Retrac)

Some names
are nicknames
that you have earned.
Some endear, some are spurned.
Deely was my place-holder word
for things I met, of which I’d never heard.
“What’s that deely for?” didn’t sound absurd,
friends knew to what I had referred
thus I was unconcerned
my word was learned
it became
my name.

© Lawrencealot – January 14, 2015

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