As We Hold Hands

Holding Hands

As We Hold Hands

(A Terzanelle)

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Our love connects as we hold hands

With gentle grip that’s soft and warm.

Our love connects as we hold hands.

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Love linked together arm-in-arm,

As true reflection of romance,

With gentle grip that’s soft and warm.

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So, we belong in coupled stance,

Emotions felt and understood

As true reflection of romance.

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It’s everything that’s real and good,

This sweet, enduring, loving touch.

Emotions felt and understood,

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That say “I love you very much!”

It’s in our bond that we are bound

This sweet, enduring, loving touch.

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A lasting link where feeling’s found,

Our love connects as we hold hands

It’s in our bond that we are bound.

Our love connects as we hold hands.

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Author Notes A simple reflection of love.


This poem is a Terzanelle.

A Terzanelle is a French repeating formatted poem that uses the three line Tercet stanza as the foundation to the form. A 19-line poem consisting of five interlocking triplets plus a concluding quatrain in which the first and third lines of the first triplet appear as refrains. The middle line of each triplet is a repeated reappearing as the last line of the succeeding triplet with the exception of the center line of the next to the last stanza which appears in the quatrain. The rhyme and refrain scheme for each line is as follows:

1/A 2/B 3/A 4/b 5/C 6/B 7/c 8/D 9/C 10/d 11/E 12/D 13/e 14/F 15/E 16/f 17/A or F 18/F or A 19/A .


So it takes a hop-scotch approach to rhyme and refrain. The middle line of each stanza is repeated as the third line of the next creating the interlink, until you get to the concluding quatrain as a summary envoi. This creates a complex rhyme scheme that can be defined below. The Rhyme Scheme is: 

a-B-A, b-C-B, c-D-C, d-E-D, e-F-E, f-A-F-A. 

The capital letters indicate the lines the repeat.


Each line should be the same metrical length.

For this poem I chose a meter of 8, or Tetrameter.


This photograph is one of the author’s own collection.

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