This week, the 2013 Our Lost Jungle Poetry Form Challenge is the Terza Rima with a twist. This form was invented by Dante to structure The Divine Comedy.
It consists of three-line stanzas (tercets) and the first and third lines of each stanza rhyme. The last word in the second line determines the end rhyme in the first and third lines of the following tercet.
The challenge is to work with this structure, but give it your own twist. The twist is to be predetermined. I chose to rhyme the first word in the first and third lines and use the first word in the second line to determine the rhyme for the following stanzas.
Stretch until your fingertips
touch every star in the sky.
Etch their form on your skin.
Such brightness may blind, but
light in the right amount shows how
much opportunity lies before us.
Invite the newness in and
revel in the excitement of the
white hot adventure called life.
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