10-line Poem Challenge #26: Miniature

In summary, the Miniature is:

A decastich (10-line poem) written in one single stanza.
Syllabic pattern: 7-5-7-5-7-6-7-6-7-7
Rhythm: dactylic (one stressed syllable followed by one unstressed syllable, i.e. AM-ber)
Lines 6 and 8 have feminine endings. Incidentally, these are the only two lines with an even number of syllables (6).
All the other lines begin and end on stressed syllables.
Rhyme scheme: xaxaxbxbcc, where x means there is no rhyme
Internal rhyme: The 5th syllable of line 1 must rhyme with the 1st syllable of line 2.


the sky so grey and misty
day dancing with grace
of rose-breath scattering
fields of poppies lace
with roses and lavender
chapters in our memoir
we are free that is the key
my star so far afar
into the night a whisper
and everything is a blur

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

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