Today’s dVerse challenge is to write a poem in ‘common meter’ which is more or less the ballad-style meter I am very fond of using.
The tide was running high that night,
The moon was hanging low,
We walked the cliffs by starlight,
And sunset’s ling’ring glow.
I gave my heart to you love,
And you told me you’d be true,
Like the swan and turtle dove
I gave my love to you.
But you left me on the morrow,
At the ebb tide sailed away,
You left me only sorrow
That grows deeper every day.
Should you come sailing back, love,
To find me waiting here for you,
With the swan and turtle dove,
I’ll have flown to pastures new.