U is for Unknown

The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,12
Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.

Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the forth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.


what is this fear, that of unknown?
ignorance and not being shown
venturing out is not that bad
new experience for us to add, so let’s not moan

some delicate juggling process
we don’t know and we have to guess
trial and error is required
anything to make us inspired, don’t need stress

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: Happy final Monday of NaPoWriMo and Ultima Hora – The last week of the #atozchallenge is here!

U Is For Unknown – #AtoZChallenge

Once upon a time, there was a lady who found a letter
She doesn’t know who wrote it, sort of unknown
She was mesmerised by the words in it, the story
The emotion, the feeling that was opening up
Like a present in a box that you open it and
Each layer of paper is a surprise, a delight
Waiting up to be read, to be shared
With someone who needs some
Sort of encouragement or hope
She carried on reading it
She cried, she laughed
She mused about it
Perhaps it’s magic
She needed that
She was happy
To find it