At dVerse Bjorn is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a Bref Double. Bjorn offers some fine detail so follow the link below. A Bref Double is a French quatorzain so it can fool you into thinking it might be a sonnet but it isn’t, due to the variable and various rhyme schemes. It consists of three quatrains and a couplet, fourteen lines in total. There is no meter, but the lines should be the same length. Generally a short narrative though some use lyrical form.
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“You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.” Golda Meir
The Fighter He was almost discarded, smaller than a shoebox, ladies size well under, her wishes complied. Never disregarded, a young man stolid, grown as an athlete, his father took pride. His life wasn't horrid, defied modern medicine, marathons of foot fleet, but also man of thunder. Ever shy and guarded, a miracle of wonder. Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon All Rights Reserved ®️ Note: as the story goes, the doctors felt that my father might not survive post birth, he was very premature and it was suggested that he be "let go." He went on to run marathons and took up amateur boxing, winning awards in both. He was a fighter in every sense of the word.