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This year - Scillian

The past year ended in burlesque champagne oerflowing to the New. Yet what next comes could be grotesque if not for ancient scholars who plot heaven's pathways at their desks. Their charts of celestial gases reveal the course of future time find a path which safely passes past Thesaurus and forced rhyme bringing Quintain to the masses. note - Iambic (mostly) tetrameter rather than pentameter but Quintain (Scillian) was the nearest form

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Date: 1/5/2015 9:10:00 PM
good work, tfs!
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 1/13/2015 4:23:00 PM
Thanks Renee - the first two lines are true (although the wine was method chamaignois rather than the real stuff) and half the fun was to figure out rhymes for burlesque.
Date: 1/5/2015 12:02:00 PM
check your rhyme scheme, it should be ababb ( Italian quintain is ababa)
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D.W. Rodgers
Date: 1/5/2015 1:04:00 PM
My apologies - you rare correct and I'll withdraw it from your contest.