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Bernard Gieske, US
 

 

 

Dectina Refrain

 

The Dectina is a poetry form invented by Marion Friedenthal and named 'Dectina Refrain' by Luke Prater. The form is 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 syllables and then the first 4 lines repeated in a stand-alone 10th line line that has 10 syllables. This poetic form was brought to my attention by Munia Kahn,  BD.

 

Situations

 

Seek
Insights
To deeply
Understand all
Alternatives and
To safely consider
Improving relationships
Obviously this works both ways
Naturally as well as freely
Seek insights to deeply understand all

 

 

Edificante

Spanish word meaning "obsequious, attentive, obliging"

 

Each
Dark night
I long for
Fireworks of love
In total embrace
Consumed by the giving
And molded in acceptance
No words adequately describe
This triumphant sweet loving embrace
Each dark night I long for fireworks of love

 

 

Nachgucken

German word meaning "gaze after, watch somebody"

 

Night
Arrives
Capturing
Hours of daylight
Glances of last views
Undulating colors
Cast fading glimmering hues
Knights slay flaming dragons bleeding
Ending the day with last gasps for light
Night arrives capturing hours of daylight

 

 

Accabadora

Accabadora is a Sardinian word meaning "she who terminates". A book by this name was written by Michela Murgia and won The Campiello Prize. The book treats the issue of whether any individual has the right to decide about death.

 

Are
Certain
Conclusions
Allowable?
Born first of woman
Advanced in human years
Divorced from mind’s consciousness
One might want to prepossess the
Right to terminate their loss of life
Are certain conclusions allowable?

 

 

Nuförtiden

Swedish word meaning "nowadays"

 

Now
Upper
Foreign space
Ö
pens wonders
Restless humans are
Testing limits implied
Individuals constantly
Dare to reach the unreachable
Expectations have a double edge
New upper foreign space opens wonders

 

 

Ispitivati

Croatian word meaning "to question"

 

Ice
Scalloped
Pageantry
In snowy fields
Touring the edges
Ice-cold glacial creatures
Vivacious luminescence
Alternating vivacity
Tongues of interrogative antics
Ice-scalloped pageantry in snowy fields

 

 

Tsadkanoot

Hebrew word meaning "self-justification, hypocrasy"

 

Take
Survey
Adjustment
Due to ego
Keep in perspective
All subjective input
Now from religious viewpoints
Opt for untainted honesty
Open your mind to see the pure truth
Take survey adjustment due to ego

 

 

Gulínglíng

 

Acrostic Dectina # 30

Chinese word meaning "all alone, lone"

 

Good
Unites
Loving ones
In friend circles
Neighborhoods of care
Greed on the other hand
Leaves all those tight-fisted ones
In miserly isolation
Neighbors who care and give are the best
Good unites loving ones in friend circles

 

 

Argenteria

Italian word meaning "silverware"

 

A
Right choice
Good manners
Experience
Nurtures behavior
That supports fine dining
Eating with others can be
Rather upsetting for strangers
If ignorant of other’s customs
A right choice good manners experience

 

 

Effentjies

Afrikaan word meaning "a little bit"

 

Each
Facial
Feature an
Expressed feeling
No matter how small
The body speaks language
Just cannot be kept speechless
Intriguing are our social charms
Evidence of common sharing
Such facial features are expressed feelings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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