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 Category:  Romance Poetry
  Posted: June 29, 2020      Views: 23

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SANDRA DU PLESSIS 

Retired music teacher, and now trying to write my heart out, about what is going on in my mind.

I was asked a few times what my surname means. I only know it is from French origin. I did a Google search and I found the following explanati - more...

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Potlatch - Retourne
"I Need You Here" by Sandra du Plessis

I need you here right by my side
each day that goes by my heart cries;
because you are who I desire
I hope you hear my call to come.

Each day that goes by my heart cries
your voice is kind your eyes are soft;
our love has grown the last few years
in trust, we know we can depend.

Because you are who I desire
I seek for years to find your soul;
my life was empty now you're near
to share my life forevermore.

I hope you hear my call to come
it feels like time was standing still;
we still have years together now
the troubles from the past are gone.

Author Notes
Like so many other French forms, the Retourne is all about repetition.
It contains:

four quatrains and
each line has eight syllables--(16 lines, 8/8/8/8)
Meter--tetrameter

~~~~~~~

The trick is that

***the FIRST stanza's SECOND line must also be the SECOND stanza's FIRST line,

***the FIRST stanza's THIRD line is the THIRD stanza's FIRST,

***and the FIRST stanza's FOURTH line is the FOURTH stanza's FIRST.

***Retourne do not have to rhyme. (rhyme optional)
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