~::~ Hopes Affray ~::~
Fog unfurls, diurnal draws close
My soul awakens, dawn of night
Feeble stars arise at twilight
Many years, I have lain to doze
Awaiting influx yet today
Advents deceive, to my dismay
Standing there with a blood red rose
Patience ruffle and surrender
Hopes affray, emotions tender
Destiny belies, as life slows
Worthlessness slyly raises head
I recline, again on death-bed
The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.
Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.