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A paradelle is a type of poem that consists of four, six-line stanzas, where the first and second lines, and the third and fourth lines are exactly the same. Then the fifth and sixth lines are written using only the words from the first four lines of the stanza.  

 

Paradelle poem: seasons  

 

Crushed leaves cover the pavement as you rush ready to surrender. 

Crushed leaves cover the pavement as you rush ready to surrender. 

Be it blue hands, red misty eyes, a heart cold of hate.  

Be it blue hands, red misty eyes, a heart cold of hate.  

A heart to surrender, to be crushed as leaves to the pavement. 

Red rush ready hands cold, as hate cover misty eyes. 

 

A bed, warm, two wishful lovers together. 

A bed, warm, two wishful lovers together. 

Unaware of winter’s bitter truth.  

Unaware of winter’s bitter truth.  

Two unaware of a bitter bed.  

Winter’s truth of warm wishful lovers together.  

 

A Blossoming mind coveted and open hearts are of dark dreams.  

A Blossoming mind coveted and open hearts are of dark dreams.  

Jumping raindrops fly for lovers are seeking shelter embraced by a tiny canopy.

 

It is not the sun scotched skin, but the heart that worries for water, for love. 

It is not the sun scotched skin, but the heart that worries for water, for love. 

For the heat dries out even the most nourished and plentiful gardens. 

For the heat dries out even the most nourished and plentiful gardens. 

The heart is not nourished and plentiful but worries for water. 

For love is sun scorched and the heat dries that heart

Anna Haber

Scranton '22

Hi my name is Anna I find my happiness in DIY projects and fun recipes. When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine.
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