We’ve had a week off, so it’s back to the rhymes, folks. This is a pleasing form with a gentle, repetitive rhyme scheme that makes me think of waves rolling up a beach. The constanza is described here:
Very simple really, three line stanzas with a rhyme pattern of ABB ACC ADD AEE etc for as long as you like.
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Here’s my example.
There is no light in the world today,
Though the sun pours down from a sky of blue,
You took the joy away with you.
Summer-soft clouds are tinged with grey,
The river snarls at the passing breeze,
Sliding restless beneath the trees.
No lingering shadows to betray,
The hurt of this night’s cruel work,
Only in my head they lurk.
No words no plea would make you stay,
Though I’d give you the moon and stars above,
You turned your back on my heart, my love.
No sun, no song where the blackbirds play,
No flash of gold in the spring hedgerows,
Still I watch the road as the darkness grows.