The ZaniLa Rhyme is a poetry form created by Laura Lamarca.
A ZaniLa Rhyme has an minimum of three quatrain stanzas with a specific rhyme scheme and syllable count.
There is no maximum length requirement for the form.
In each stanza, the rhyme scheme is abcb
and the syllable count is 9/7/9/9.
Along with the end-line rhyme scheme, the ZaniLa Rhyme
also has an internal rhyme in line 3 of each stanza.
Line 3 repeats in all odd-numbered stanzas, as written in stanza one.
In all even-numbered stanzas, line 3 repeats
but the order of the line is reversed.
Right ZaniLa Wrong ( ZaniLa Rhyme )
ZaniLa threw me a couple times
So I’ll write another one.
Internal rhyme in this line this time
to illustrate how it should be done.
I had a d-rhyme within my rhymes
and of d’s there should be none.
In this line this time- internal rhyme
in reversed order from when begun.
I can toot the horns and ring the chimes
for I’ve got the battle won.
Internal rhyme in this line this time.
Finally my errors are undone.
© Lawrencealot – December 30, 2012