Such an erotic game to play
Found her just waiting at the quay
Soft light shining at her masked face
Chiming my heart with all her grace to make my day
Am I so tame or am I lame?
Tethered to this dream just the same
Getting the sign from the card drawn
One moment and then she was gone and that’s a shame*
(c) ladyleemanila 2021
The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.
Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.
Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the forth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.