Poetic Form: The Lai

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

The lai is a French form of poetry consisting of nine-lines that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme scheme. The rhyme scheme follows the pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables. Because of the brevity created by these syllable counts the lai form is sometimes used as a format for the stanzas of a larger poem. Try your hand at a lai whether it’s the single verse or you use this form to create a multi-stanza poem is up to you.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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