a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, August 10, 2015

Blue Moon

Blue Moon rising high
View the events of night
Calls of coyotes meet the sky
Fall of prey tonight

Leafs block the light
Believe that love shall prevail
Death hiding in the night
Breath held 'til end of tale
A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcbdefe as the second and fourth lines of each stanza must rhyme. To take it a step further, but not required, try rhyming the first and third lines as well as the second and fourth lines of each stanza in this rhyming pattern: ababcdcd. The fun part of this poem is that as all the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme. There is no fixed syllable structure to the Lento, but keeping a good, flowing rhythm is recommended.

Written for the prompt at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie-B and P's Shadorma and Beyond

13 comments:

Buttons Thoughts said...

Good job. :) Hug B

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful poem and a great challenge. Lovely image! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Lowcarb team member said...

An enjoyable Monday morning read Gail, thank you.
Your words echo the pictures very well.

Do hope you have a good week ... hopefully a little rain with some sun and not too hot!

Take Care

All the best Jan

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A wonderful post. Happy Monday!

Linda Kay said...

Nice poem, had not heard this being described as such.

Karen S. said...

Excellent, and it makes your words sing from line to line. I like this style.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Very nice.

Susie Clevenger said...

First of all, beautiful poem and then to master a form on top of it...I applaud you.

LindaG said...

I think you did a good job with this, Gail. :-)

Lynne said...

Another . . . Good Job!

Georgia Koch said...

you did an excellent job using the lento Gail ... the poem flowed well and you chose a fantastic topic ... one of my favourites! Thanks for joining us, Bastet

Sandra said...

you have now HURT MY BRAIN, trying to just read the Lento and quatrains etc etc fried my circuits. I like the poem or Lento what ever it is called but will eave you to the writing there of.... you are talented in your writing

Susan Anderson said...

You are doing great with these forms. It's good practice, isn't it? I should do d'Verse. I really should.

Do you know what's happened to Brian? I never see him posting any more. I miss him.

=)

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