~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Sonnet ~::~

Day 18, S = Sonnet

A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme:
Examples of a rhyming scheme:
#1) abab cdcd efef gg
#2) abba cddc effe gg
#3) abba abba cdcd cd
A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.

Usually, English and Italian Sonnets have 10 syllables per line, but Italian Sonnets can also have 11 syllables per line.

~::~ Midnight Soiree ~::~

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I lay low after a heavy day’s toil

Adrift on a blissful carriage of dreams

Floating through the skies, hung by silken coils

Traverse the night on gossamer moonbeams

 

Of velvety valleys and glistening wells

I marvel the kaleidoscopic views

Petite fairies emerge from fresh bluebells

As I embark on my magical cruise

 

Stumbling upon a charming fairy ball

Fairies and satyrs dancing in merry

Music flows, as singing mushrooms enthrall

While sweet treats are served with wine and cherry

 

Fatigue swept as stars sang their final tune

I fell asleep with the far-setting moon

~::~::~::~::~::~

 

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Rondelet ~::~

Day 17, R = Rondelet

The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long – octasyllabic or tetrameter.

 

~::~ Take Me Away ~::~

up_and_away

Take me away

Oh little vibrant butterflies,

Take me away

Life here is ever disarrayed

With your flamboyance, paint the skies

Let new iridescent world rise

Take me away

~::~::~::~::~::~

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~::~ [A-Z Challege] ~ Quatern ~::~

Day 17, Q = Quatern

A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme.

~::~ Puffy Dreams ~::~

cloud_surfing

I ride the waves of puffy clouds

Etching through the sky, I plow

In search of unseen horizons

To view pristine luminous suns

 

 

Chirping geese pass by in small crowds

I ride the waves of puffy clouds

Stopping to admire faint peach skies

And watch the spectacular surprise

 

Skylines ranging pink to purple

Beige sun rose, golden & sparkle

I ride the waves of puffy clouds

Watching the cosmic wonder- wowed!

 

Sun rays preening tiny dewdrops

Whilst glistening grasshopper hops

Amazed at splendorous scenes, proud

I ride the waves of puffy clouds

~::~::~::~::~::~

 

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Pantoum ~::~

Day 16, P = Pantoum

The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.

~::~ Dewdrop Fantasies ~::~

dewdrop_dancers

I am not a mere water droplet

Not just a dewdrop, silken yet mundane

Holding a universe in me, I’m a vignette

Of beauty, marvel and spectacular arcane

 

Not just a dewdrop, silken yet mundane

I’m a bubble of life in marvellous display

Of beauty, marvel and spectacular arcane

Mysteries of multi-verses unknown at play

 

I’m a bubble of life in marvellous display

Of colour, happiness, and exotic splendour

Mysteries of multiverses unknown at play

Spreading sheer euphoria & luminescent grandeur

 

Incandescent lands with celestial presence

Holding a universe in me, I’m a vignette

Dwelled by ethereal beings of resplendence

I am not a mere water droplet

~::~::~::~::~::~

 

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Ottava Rima ~::~

Day 15, O – Ottava Rima

A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:
one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff

~::~ Dark Passengers ~::~

Dark passengers

I see translucent shades of dark and grey

Wondering why they always follow me

They seem like dark passengers of gruesome day

In brightness and sunshine they seem to flee

 

Murky creatures swarming around hunting prey

By darkness they flock as if on hounding spree

I wonder, lost in their silent onslaught

Sanity bleak, grasping at positive thoughts

 

They reside unknown, leading us astray

Weighing over us, fueling anxiety

Clawing through our innermost dismay

Upsurge of depression, insecurity

Malevolent spirits working away

Ruining our inherent sanctity

Mysterious they seem, our dark passengers

Our mistakes, troubles and innermost fears

~::~::~::~::~::~

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge ~Nonet ~::~

Day 14, N = Nonet

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

 

~::~ Freedom Unleashed ~::~

freedom

Emotions seep through synthetic skin

Not just your random plastic doll

Feelings make me part human

Sensations trickling through

Grazing flesh and bones

A force keeps me

Alive and

Feeling

Free

~::~::~::~::~::~

 

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~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Monotetra ~::~

Day 13, M = Monotetra

The monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired.

Stanza Structure:
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4

~::~ Abused ~::~

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I wondered ‘bout my destiny

To let my injured soul a’free

This wretched life I’d leave in glee

Its agony… Its agony

 

My days spent in uncertainty

Will night end without injury?

Alas! Again he’s drunk, ominously

Smiles evilly! Smiles evilly!

 

Another night of violent spree

Screaming, lashing hounds my bully

Lord! End my painful misery

Oh let me flee! Oh let me flee!

 

I faced my fear & enemy

Smacked his head hard with a gurney

No more shall he ever hurt me

I must hurry! I must hurry!

 

Escaping cage & abductee

Untouched by law, I’m worry-free

Renewing my life & sanity

At last I’m free! At last I’m free!

~::~::~::~::~::~

 

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