A Great Tragedy (Dectina Refrain)

 

A Great Tragedy

My
soul died
My tears dried
words unspoken
Of yet one great love
My heart cries my soul bleeds
Of yet another true love
Never really was meant to be
A great tragedy, of greatest love
My soul died, my tears dried, words unspoken.

P.S.

This one goes out to the lovely couple seated next to me on a plane. I wrote this with the hope that the universe will come together and give them peace of heart and mind as they embark on their lives separately.

P.S.S

In response to 10-line Poem Challenge #19: Dectina Refrain.

Dectina Refrain

The Dectina Refrain looks exactly like an Etheree, but with one distinguishing characteristic, as we shall see. This form was created by Marion Friedenthal and named by Luke Prater.

Like the Etheree, it is a decastitch (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Also, like the Etheree, the syllabic count ascends: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10Like the Etheree, it is unrhymed. Line 10 is the distinguishing feature between the Etheree and the Dectina Refrain. In the latter form, line 10 is comprised of lines 1-4 altogether and sometimes enclosed in quotation marks. Hence, the refrain.

22 Comments

  1. Nandita says:

    Very nicely done, Mich. Claps

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yey got you out of the spam…why oh why wordpress..

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Well done Mich, and thanks for the explanation of a Dectina Refrain, which of course, I’d never seen before. Actually I no very little about different forms of poetry.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanka Ivor…go try it..you will enjoy..

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      1. ivor20 says:

        Lol…. one day, maybe…

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  3. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

    Magnificent, Mich! πŸ‘

    I also have to thank you for the explanation of a Dectina Refrain for it’s the first time I’ve heard the term.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Diana…☺☺

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      1. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

        Most welcome. πŸ™‚

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  4. Ameena k.g says:

    Aw… that couple really impacted you without even knowing it.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yeah..they did…πŸ˜‡

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  5. calmkate says:

    well done and great explanation … now for something with a happy ending please πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol…i will be ending my sad sad love poems here…hehehe..☺

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      1. calmkate says:

        lol they may be more realistic but a bit of love and light goes a long way too πŸ˜‰

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  6. Mich you are getting expertised in writing lines about Death and so also writing different forms of Poetry.
    πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’žπŸŒ·
    Shiva

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  7. Your poetry styles are fascinating…I’m always learning from you, thank you for sharing…I hope your kind heart changes this couple’s fate!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kim…it’s fun learning new forms of poetry..

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  8. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    NEW TO ME–THIS FORM OF GREAT POETRY!

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  9. xtina says:

    Love this! I wrote a poem similar about heartbreak!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you…will check your poem now..

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