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A dizain is a type of poem that follows a prescribed format of syllables per line while adhering to a certain rhyme scheme. A dizain should be comprised of a single 10-line stanza which includes 10 syllables in every line and is written in accordance with this rhyme scheme: ababbccdcd.


Walking in curiosity's footprints, I wander through life like a beachcomber. But I prize wit above trinkets and chintz, treasuring thinkers and poets like Homer. Envy pegs me as a shiftless roamer, but I've no desire to be commonplace. Creation showed me a glimpse of God's face and my soul enabled me to see more. Human feelings define the human race, godlike, with a predilection for war. My memories are valued more than gold, flashes of how it felt to be alive. For recollections can't be bought nor sold they're private places where thoughts of love thrive, oft shifting passion into overdrive. I don't relate to fools chasing riches, I've more respect for those that dig ditches. Diogenes searched for an honest man amongst life's schemers, demons, and witches, and though less optimistic, I'm a fan. (Dizain) 05/09/2020

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Date: 5/22/2020 7:26:00 AM
Emile, beautifully penned and congratulations on your win in my contest _Constance
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Emile Pinet
Date: 5/22/2020 9:23:00 AM
Thanks Constance, I appreciate it my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/19/2020 11:37:00 PM
Congratulations on your well-deserved win Emile. I love the deep metaphors in your poetry :)
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Date: 5/20/2020 12:07:00 PM
Thank you so much Aditi, I appreciate it my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/19/2020 1:55:00 PM
Wow Emile! A fine example of how to create a Dizain correctly! I am so happy to see this poem in First Place my friend! Congratulations! xxoo
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Emile Pinet
Date: 5/19/2020 6:50:00 PM
Thanks so much Connie, I always enjoy your visits, I'm happy to hear the baby is doing better, I wish her and her mother well, my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/10/2020 9:05:00 PM
Enjoyed the sentiment and the unpredictable rhymes.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 5/11/2020 8:10:00 AM
Thanks Juliet, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.