Sparrowlet

SPARROWLET – Invented by Katharine Sparrow
The meter is iambic tetrameter.
It is a sestet – a poem with 6 lines.
The first half and the second half of line 1
make up a refrain which is switched on the last line.

The rhyming is indicated by the characters below.

XXXA XXXB
xxxxxxxb
xxxxxxxa
xxxxxxxb
xxxxxxxa
XXXB XXXA

Example Poem

Practice the Smile

Practice the smile; get the smile right.
I’m Hollywood bound–that’s alright!
A dog-food commercial for trial.
But I want movies that have bite,
a film career to last a while.
Get the smile right.  Practice the smile;
No RinTinTin, No dog Lassie.
No commercials! Me, I’m sassy.
I’ll do Nicholson, with chagrin
or Jim Carey, somewhat classy.
A leading hound will star again.
No dog Lassie.  No RinTinTin.
© Lawrencealot – April 26, 2012
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