Onward I dare, travel further west
keeping the steep journey under foot
My eyes lingered over sheer blue-grey
chalked cliffs intersecting pale water
Sudden nostalgia quakes my bowed cane
the fresh waves undulate in unrest
I settle, concede to the motion
and look to the ocean for order
With my past and future sins confessed
a sheen placates an inner turmoil
Clarity answers in foaming crest
and what guidance cost the shore must pay
When in the very nature we test
Trust the driving force will lead the way
Bref double: A French poetic form consisting of 3 quatrains and a final couplet, making 14 lines.
There is some debate about the rhyme scheme, though in all versions the scheme consists of three rhymes and 4-5 un-rhymed lines, providing the bref double’s primary distinction from sonnets.
There is no requirement of meter in a bref double, though all lines must be consistent in length.
I followed the Lyon format:
There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules passed through dinosaurs.
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