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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 3 October 2020

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 3 October 2020!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Vers Beaucoup. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Vers Beaucoup?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Vers Beaucoup

The Vers Beaucoup, a poem for created by Curt Mongold, which is French for “many rhymes”. Each stanza consists of four lines with a rhyming word scheme of:

a-a-a-
a-b-b-
b-c-c-
c-d-d

Each rhyme can only use a MAXIMUM of three words. The fourth “a” rhyme carried over to the second line causes enjambment and creates a strong internal rhyming structure.

Example of a Vers Beaucoup 

The Last Goodbye

****An example of the form with the rhyming words capitalised for clarity:

Photos turn WHITE OVERNIGHT in my SIGHT.
I can’t FIGHT with you ANYMORE in this WAR
with no SCORE. The MUSE will LOSE
when you CHOOSE to have PRIDE, then HIDE.

I can’t BEAR to be THERE while you SHARE
your vacant STARE with my PAIN like an INSANE
WEATHERVANE. Wounds with SALT, never your FAULT
in your VAULT with your EXCUSE so OBTUSE.

Drink your WINE as the SIGN of the FINE
LINE that you CROSSED gets TOSSED,
EMBOSSED with your NAME is the SAME
tired GAME that you play EVERYDAY.

Traded me IN for a WIN so THIN,
it’s a SIN to BELIEVE I will GRIEVE
as I LEAVE. I KNEW that what GREW
wasn’t TRUE. Now I CRY the last GODBYE.

Copyright © 2008 Curt Mongold

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Vers Beaucoup’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

13 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 3 October 2020

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  4. Jules
    October 3, 2020

    I managed two verse and three prompts in: Looking for the Comfort of Autumn…

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  8. revivedwriter
    October 4, 2020

    I wasn’t so sure about this form, but it was fun.
    https://revivedwriter.wordpress.com/2020/10/04/vers-beaucoup/

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  10. lynn__
    October 5, 2020

    Interesting form…i only did one stanza but fun to stop by and try 🙂

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