Lai Notes

The Lai looks simple comprising a nine-line stanza over a five-syllable couplet and a two syllable-line. The couplets rhyme with each other and the single lines rhyme with each other. There is no limit to the number of stanzas. Rhyme scheme: aabaabaab ccdccdccd and so on. Example Clay of Life by Ryter Roethicle Dig your … Continue reading Lai Notes

Friday’s Poetic Form Challenge by Raven – Balassi Stanza

Welcome to the Poetic Form Challenge. Each Friday I will post a different form along with an image if you need the inspiration There are no rules other than the form parameters and a polite request to leave a pingback to your work so I and others can read it. Pingback Link: This week’s … Continue reading Friday’s Poetic Form Challenge by Raven – Balassi Stanza


Across the bay where beauty waits for me, beneath the sun-kissed mountain waterfalls, enchanting eyes shall tame the wild and free, my heart is bound by love as Cymru calls. The cloudy blue of railway smoke dissolved...