Romantic Tryst

Come walk with me, my dearest love,
through verdant fields, blue skies above.
Your hand in mine, without its glove,
I lust there of. I lust there of.

We stop to rest midst blooms divine,
wild flowers witness as we recline.
My lips seek yours, as if fine wine,
wouldst thou be mine? Wouldst thou be mine?

Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets where today Grace asks us to write a monotetra. This is a form developed by Michael Walker consisting of 1 or more quatrains. Each of the 4 lines in the quatrain must have 8 syllables. The four lines all carry the same end rhyme but the fourth line repeats the first four exact syllables twice and in both cases, the 4th syllable must have the end rhyme. So the rhyme scheme/poem’s structure looks like this:
First or only Quatrain
Line 1: 8 syllables, A1 (in my poem above “love)
Line 2: 8 syllables, A2 (in my poem above “above”)
Line 3: 8 syllables, A3 (in my poem above “glove”)
Line 4: 4 syllables A4 (“I lust there of”), 4 syllables A4

Second Quatrain
Line 1: 8 syllables, B1 (divine)
Line 2: 8 syllables, B2 (recline)
Line 3: 8 syllables, B3 (wine)
Line 4: 4 syllables B4 (wouldst thou be mine?), 4 syllables B4

Photo is from our trip to Ireland some years ago.

17 thoughts on “Romantic Tryst

  1. Grace July 29, 2021 / 5:06 pm

    How romantic this is indeed. Love the ending part:

    My lips seek yours, as if fine wine,
    wouldst thou be mine? Wouldst thou be mine?

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  2. sanaarizvi July 29, 2021 / 5:28 pm

    You have my heart with this romantic Monotetra poem, my dearest Lillian πŸ˜€ such beauty in these lines; “My lips seek yours, as if fine wine, wouldst thou be mine? Wouldst thou be mine?” *swoon* πŸ’πŸ’

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  3. Lucy July 29, 2021 / 5:40 pm

    Beautiful and romantic, I’m swooning as well. ❀️❀️


  4. RedCat July 29, 2021 / 5:47 pm

    Such a romantic Monotetra with an Shakespearian feel to it. The last lines are splendid. πŸ’–


  5. Beverly Crawford July 29, 2021 / 6:09 pm

    Beautifully, tenderly sensuous …with a hint of lust!! Nicely done.


  6. Glenn A. Buttkus July 29, 2021 / 8:36 pm

    You did give this a classical vibe, mantling the form with honied breath and cherry lips; very impressive.

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  7. Vandana Sharma July 30, 2021 / 12:54 am

    What else does one want! a love to be ours forever………….


  8. Helen Dehner July 30, 2021 / 11:38 am

    Perfection … don’t we all long for this?


  9. Raivenne July 30, 2021 / 12:58 pm

    Oh I sigh in the loveliness of this! The photo seals the visuals invoked. Such tenderly penned romance. I don’t know if I want to be the speaker or the one spoken to!


  10. msjadeli July 30, 2021 / 1:50 pm

    First off, the photo of the flowers is so pretty and fertile looking. The creative spirits dance when the gloves come off and blossoms witness perfect joy. Love this poem, Lillian.


  11. areadingwriter July 31, 2021 / 3:06 am

    “The heart absorbs what none can know.”

    made me smile, Lillian. heartfelt and sweet.


  12. Xan July 31, 2021 / 8:03 pm

    If anyone makes it through this without falling in love, they have no heart!


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