R is for Rispetto

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A Rispetto, an Italian form of poetry, is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter. The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd. A Heroic Rispetto is written in Iambic pentameter, usually featuring the same rhyme scheme.

sea-foam

White foams of the sea are rising
And the dreamers flicker in doze
Don’t forget the stars in bidding
Weariness of the day in prose

As the leaves fall down from branches
The joy I’ve waited in ages
The crimson flame of the sunset
The music heard from the quartet

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: R is for Ripples #AtoZChallenge Today is April 20th, and that means we are now two-thirds of the way through Na/GloPoWriMo, 2018.

 

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