Thursday, April 16, 2015

Poetry: Terzanelle - Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire...www.pinterest.com...Stock photos.

So for today's NaPoWriMo poetry prompt, we were asked to write a terzanelle which has a rhyming scheme that I listed below. Every line in the middle of the triplet repeats at the end of the following triplet. To see some examples of some terzanelles, you can see them here and here.

ABA
bCB
cDC
dED
eFE
fAFA
or you can end the quatrain with fFAA.

And now for my terzanelle:

Ring of Fire
By Brittany M.

Billions live along the ring,
And with it fire and earthquake
The great faults and mountains will bring.

And one day with one heaving shake
The ground beneath them will wash away
And with it fire and earthquake.
 
Disaster looms but most will stay,
Even though like liquid quicksand
The ground beneath them will wash away.

Why would they choose to make a stand
Against nature’s beautiful wrath?
Even though like liquid quicksand,

In the disaster’s aftermath,
Towns and homes will not stand a chance
Against nature’s beautiful wrath.

In the time of a moment’s glance,
Billions live along the ring,
And all will perish in the dance
The great faults and mountains will bring.