Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Parisian Landscape

      
                                                                         Attribution: Tristan Nitot
Image:1  Eiffel Tower at Sunrise (here)

Image: 2  Hank with eldest Daughter, Adura

Note: The Constanza comprises 5 stanzas of 3 lines.
Each line has 8 syllables. As an option the first lines
of each stanza makes up the 6th stanza

The Rhymic scheme is as follows:
a - b - b / a -c -c / a - d - d / a - e - e / a - f - f

a Splendor of Parisian landscape
b To start with perfect sunrise
b Sustains throughout the day so nice

a   Ideal ambience for escapades
c Effiel Tower awe inspiring
c Sets the mood for gallivanting

a Choices of visits to be made
d Historical ones aplenty
d Great tourist sights are there to see

a Absolute musts, notable greats
e Venus, Caesar, Mona Lisa
e At the Louvre that is where they are

a Given  time Versailles is safe bet
f Musee d’ Orsay, Notre Dame
f Seine River ride and the Sorbonne

a Splendor of Parisian landscape
a Ideal ambience for escapades
a Choices of visits to be made
a Absolute musts, notable greats
a Given  time Versailles is safe bet

For Kerry's hosting of a Constanza at Real Toads shared
with Poets United's Poetry Pantry #193

24 comments:

  1. Paris is certainly the place to be in the Springtime, Hank. This brought back lovely memories of my own trip there - eons ago.

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    1. So much to include in the poem but in so little a space.Was a long time ago for us too. Adura was just 10 years old then Thanks Kerry!

      Hank

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  2. A great theme for a poem.. Paris is one of the cities where my soles would hurt for all to see... Wonderful use of the form.

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  3. ah yes, this raises a memory for many...
    doesn't time fly though.

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  4. nice... paris is a fascinating city...i've been there twice but each time only for a few hours - kinda left me breathless - literally...smiles

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  5. This poem can be published in a tourist guide. It's crisp and it summarizes the wonders of Paris wonderfully well.

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  6. ah i would love to go to paris, its on my dream list...so much i would love to see...people to experience....

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  7. Loved the sharing of your memories, Hank. Definitely lots to see and do in Paris. And does anyone go to Paris without having their photo taken in front of the Eiffel Tower? Smiles. Enjoyed the form of your poem too!!

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  8. Me too ~ Someday I will as this is part of my bucket list ~ Lovely picture Hank ~

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  9. I have never traveled there but you brought it alive for me... nice work on the prompt...

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  10. lovely pic Hank....hope to visit Paris someday.....and you greatly handled this difficult form...

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  11. Be nice to visit there one day indeed, seems much fun and sights were had

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  12. The form looks difficult, Hank, and you executed it well. AND took me on a little min-trip through Paris. Yay!

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  13. Hank,

    I would like to visit this place of beauty and art someday..thanks for explaining the use of form..well done my friend..

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  14. Paris is indeed a great place to be at the moment! I enjoyed your parisian escapade, Hank and the form you used.

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  15. Paris - dreaming too... Nice places of interest. Wonderfully on the prompt!

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  16. Interesting form...Oh to be in Paris (sigh)

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  17. Ah Paris! Nicely evocative, aptly named.

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  18. I love your dawn shot!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  19. I hope one day to see Paris and I love the photo

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  20. Isn't it amazing to see the Eiffel Tower? Way to go on the Constanza form. I took one look at this form and was thrilled that today is Open Link Monday and therefore formless!
    K

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