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Understanding

Understanding (Mirrored Refrain) With thoughts and kindred feeling It’s the knowledge that we find No matter what or who you are A heart with an understanding mind Whenever we need some sympathy With faith we don’t have to look far A heart with an understanding mind No matter what or who you are Everybody needs His blessings With a soul always free and kind No matter what or who you are A heart with an understanding mind And to live in love through eternity It is written in the evening star A heart with an understanding mind No matter who or what you are Erich J. Goller Copyright 8.3.2012
The Mirrored Refrain is rhyming verse form constructed by Stephanie Repnyek. The poem is formed by three or more quatrains where two lines within the quatrain are the "mirrored refrain" or alternating refrain. The rhyme scheme is as follows: xaBA, xbAB, xaBA, xbAB, etc.. x represents the only lines that do not rhyme within the poem. A and B represent the refrain. The first four stanzas of the example poem are labeled for better

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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:49:00 AM

    Erich, I did a poem called "White" trying to use this form..Check it out..Sara

    Goller Avatar Erich Goller Date: 11/28/2012 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much Sara, I take a look at your poem, Hugs!Erich
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 4:15:00 AM

    I like this one..I like the form..I need to do some research on it ...These can be harder to do than it looks like they are..Thanks so much for stopping by..Enjoyed reading your work..Sara..I am going to print this one out as an example of this form..

    Goller Avatar Erich Goller Date: 11/25/2012 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much Sara,I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and form,Hugs!Erich
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 8:08:00 PM

    I think I tried this a long time ago when someone hosted a contest of this form. It also reminds me a bit of kyrielle or villanelle style! very nice, Erich.

    Goller Avatar Erich Goller Date: 8/21/2012 8:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much Andrea, I'm glad you liked the poem and style, Hugs!Erich.
  1. Date: 8/19/2012 4:28:00 AM

    Erich well done I like...love the form...David

    Goller Avatar Erich Goller Date: 8/19/2012 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanj you very much David,I'm glad you liked the poem and form,Erich
  1. Date: 8/18/2012 10:45:00 PM

    Erich, at first i was not sure about the form... after reading your poem 3 times... gave me a better understanding.... enjoyed ;-),. always ~PD

    Goller Avatar Erich Goller Date: 8/19/2012 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much,I'm glad you liked the poem and form, Hugs!Erij
  1. Date: 8/18/2012 9:20:00 AM

    Quite lovely, Erich. Cheers.

    Goller Avatar Erich Goller Date: 8/18/2012 10:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much Fisayo, Erich
  1. Date: 8/18/2012 4:26:00 AM

    Beautiful written Erich, love it !!!!! And very true indeed - Love & Peace !!!! Have a lovely weekend. - oxox // huggs Anne-Lise :)

    Goller Avatar Erich Goller Date: 8/18/2012 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much Anne Lise for your heartfelt worsds. Hugs!Erich