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POPE the form

Cast down,choking with eyes that blear No words can comfort or make free, Thought frozen in yesterday's fear, That none can see. inspired by Mt 6:25-34 A 'pope' is a quatrain form of 3 lines of 8 syllables and 1 line of 4 (offset)with a rhyming scheme of a,b,a.b and is labelled such after the English poet,Alexander Pope(1688-1744) His poem Solitude in which he imitates Abraham Crawley and for which he was indebted to Horace is the inspiration for this form. My version can be a single quatrain or double or a sequence of stanzas

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Date: 2/29/2020 4:08:00 PM
Love this. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge so generously, Brian. Most appreciated.
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Brian Strand
Date: 2/29/2020 4:32:00 PM
Someone gifted me a life sub,a few years back,Line,so this and my contests are a way of saying thank you to my anonymous benefactor.Have a good weekend