I skidded into July without even tapping the brakes. Time seems to slip through my fingers the further I travel down the road. I decided to take a pit stop at the poetic form called Dansa. This style of poetry, known as an Occitan (the official language of Catalonia) this form has no set meter. This lyrical poetry style comes from the Occitan words for “to dance.” I called this Dansa Poem Firecracker. I didn’t want to write this one, but it wouldn’t leave me alone.
Guidelines for writing a Dansa Poem and Firecracker
*Opening quintain (Or five-line stanza) followed by quatrains (or four-lined stanzas)
*The opening line of the first stanza is the final line of every stanza
*Rhyme scheme in the opening stanza: AbbaA (Capitol represents the refrain
*Rhyme scheme in the other stanzas: bbaA
There are no other rules.
Note: I will also be adding Black Out Poems as we go along the way. I plan to keep using this style until the book I’m using runs out of pages for me to play with to create these unique and visual poems. I’m excited about jogging down this road.
Firecracker Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run There is an important fact you can’t evade I’m going to rain fire on your parade I’m an evil boyish man with a big nasty gun Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run My face will be plastered on every TV Tattoos and all for everyone to see I’ll be famous by the time I’m done Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run Some people want money I want fame Everybody will soon know my name I’m going to spoil everyone’s fun Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run I don’t care if I make you cry All I want is for everyone to die My reign of tyranny has just begun Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run
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