Indira Renganathan


Alankar(Decor) -149


Life Has Lighter Sides Too (Octain Refrain)

This form is called Octain (Octain Refrain) , invented by the great author Luke Prater.The form Structure –eight lines as two tercets and a couplet, eight syllables per line with the first line repeated (as much as possible) as the last. Meter is iambic or trochaic tetrameter, but fine to just count eight syllables per line for those who prefer that.
Rhyme scheme -
A-b-b
a-c/c-a
b-A
(A = repeated refrain line. c/c refers to line five having mid line (internal) rhyme which is different to the a- and b-rhymes. Any extra mid line rhyme is a bonus)



Life Has Lighter Sides Too

Life has lighter sides too to feel
To ease the heavy heart and mind
To fly, to float high in cheer signed

Sing and dance or just peal on heel
Walk and talk or keep mum and grin
Hop and shop or run for fun, squeal

Or the past pleasance just remind
Life has lighter sides too to feel

Submitted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013
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