Bina Notes

Jezzie G

Created by Bob Newman, the Bina takes the general idea of the Sestina from the six-line stanzas to a two line stanza form. As with the sestina isosyllabic lines are preferable.
The Bina uses an end of word pattern and a closing envoy, therefore it gives us
The following schematic
Word 1
Word 2

Word 2
Word 1

Envoy: Word 1 Word 2


Wry Bina by Bob Newman

When young Michelle was thirsty, she would long
For “that blackcurrant drink – is any left?”

I wonder, now that she’s grown up and left,
If maybe I indulged her for too long.

When in the tooth she’s long, she’ll have none left.

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