A winter tale of gusting winds
his tale of woe
She left him ‘neath the midnight moon
collapsed in swoon
his feet like stone
his heart didst moan
Her kiss did curse his soul that night
his monstrous plight
’tis blood he needs
on necks he feeds
Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Today Frank asks us to write a Minute Poem. Another poetic sudoku! Entire poem contains three 4-line stanzas and a total of 60 syllables. Each stanza must have 20 syllables and a syllabic structure/ rhyme scheme arranged in this manner:
Stanza One: line 1 = 8 syllables, end rhyme word A; line 2= 4 syllables, A again; line 3 = 4 syllables, end rhyme word B; line 4 = 4 syllables, B again.
Stanza Two: identical to above EXCEPT rhyme scheme is CCDD.
Stanza Three: identical to above EXCEPT rhyme scheme is EEFF.
And to throw in one more constraint for good “measure” — it should be in iambic meter
which is short, long accent; short long accent; etc.
And of course, the challenge is to have the sense of the poem outshine the form!