2007 Form Challenges
Although the Decastich or Sonnetina is a popular form, this one seems to have become neglected in favour of the others.
This is originally a French form and initially would have been made up of eight syllable lines, but later ten syllable lines were also used. The few examples of this form in England did prefer Iambic Pentameter, but that's purely up to the poet.
The rhyme scheme is: a. b. a. b. b. c. c. d. c. d.
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How beautifully she displayed the flowers
Each one gracefully enhanced the bouquet
Even the housecat checked it each hour
If it could speak I'd wonder what it say
As its long whiskers brushed by on the way
To the backyard garden where roses grew
Beneath pine trees arching to a sky blue
He'd carefully step between the new blooms
Settle down take a nap and sleep right through
The wind carrying new scents of perfume
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A blush of kisses shall cover thy body
And dreams shall be thy pillow tonight.
Our beating hearts provide the melody
With a shy new moon to provide the light.
Pleased, that moon will smile at the sight.
Too soon dawn will interrupt our time
Disrupting our spell together so sublime,
And then father sun will enter our site
Together we will watch his daily climb
Anxiously waiting to begin a new night.
Brown Leaves and Faeries Dance
Brown leaves and fairies dance on cool autumn nights
The dance says farewell to that warm blue sky
An end to the smell of herbs and mossie bites
A time for rest for some and others goodbye
Soon it’s winter and some will sleep, others die.
But like the Phoenix out of death comes new life
And new growth and peace emerges out of strife.
Later we will see the new fledglings in flight
And the eagle will soar once again with his wife.
Under green leaves, faeries dance on warm spring nights.
Listen again as the chorus calls out
At the transition from darkness to light
Hearing the Galahs as they loudly shout
Revelling in the freedom from last night,
And like other avians prepare for flight.
The wakened sun sends out its golden shoots
As scouts leading the way along its route
Heralding the passage of the lord of day
See each dawn the Angels make their salute
Welcoming the Golden One passing by.
Does the wind talk with you as you walk along,
Is it your company it seeks, or you it?
Do you whisper secrets in a magic tongue,
Or listen to all sorts of juicy tit bits?
Do you listen to all this then re-submit
Your take, adding or subtracting what you think,
Then walking away leaving her with a wink?
Or did you not hear, too busy lost in thought
The walk serving only to make you think
And the answer came to what you sought.
The stillness was devoid of sound
Only the echo of memories remained
Mindful when the darkness surrounds
Of loves absence unexplained
Seemingly easily obtained
One moment in eternity
Left me longing for what could be.
If by chance we should once again meet
Could our longings finally agree
So that our souls could be complete.
Midsummer Night Revisited
Wee creatures play in the shrubbery below
The warm afternoon echoes with happy sounds.
After the rain there is softer golden glow
Faeries thrive and dance, happiness abounds.
Sitting, Oberon surveys his regal surrounds,
Smiling casually reflecting on last night,
And about Titania’s unwilling plight.
Under a spell of his, she loved an ass.
Some women do, often for more than a night
Now regret ever picking up on that pass.
Offers of Love
I have lost all my strength through love of you
Yet I am complete, sturdy and full of desire.
You have awakened my senses, a heady brew
And in me you have created this joyous fire,
Making you the object to which I aspire.
I live for you, and through my love pursue
And what has been concealed I now review
Searching for loves truth even in infinity.
Today I saw your eyes, and in them loves view
Realising there, I saw Eternity.
Question of Blame
What dreams that were born, transpired today?
Do they wait for the wind to whisper their name
Like a supermarket line on a busy day?
Are we all judged and treated the same
Or does that whispering wind play a game?
Is love just a vapour of mystical smoke
And cupids arrow a casual sticks poke?
Does he carefully select a pair and aim
Knowing that true love is never a joke
And in the end he is the one to blame?
How peaceful it all looks after the rain
The green is green again and not burnt brown.
The flowers are now looking less than plain
Scented as if it were her bridal gown,
The roses appearing like her natural crown.
The avian life finally bursts out songs of joy
Bringing forth revived feelings that we enjoy.
Feelings that remained dormant for so long
Other distractions used soon began to annoy
Triggered instead by a simple birdsong.
Our bodies and minds conditioned by life
Must show no emotion and our feeling keep,
Offer your heart before love says goodbye.
For too long now, my heart has been asleep
But slowly through joy, I’m learning to weep
And now there is tears my heart is open again.
Not tears or sobs of a heart wrenched in pain
Freedom from letting it out after all these years
Now there is sunshine after all that rain
I hold you and kiss you, removing your fears.
Veteran of Love
The creature within me weeps without being seen
My pain is deep and I would hear laughs of scorn
And derision coming from those “never been’s”
Who have dared naught since the day they were born.
Love is like a rose but best beware the thorn,
But do not drop that gem because of the odd prick
Just be more careful, aye that’s the only trick,
Then you will realise you have a gift from above.
Be honest and faithful and to your love stick,
Take all this advice, from a veteran of love.
Should I measure our time together in years
It would be merely a tic in the face of infinity
I have talked with you and sampled your fears
One hour of that is your pain through eternity
To save you and be with you is where I need to be.
But pain and dreams are not part of life’s plan
Scattered gifts are casually handed out to man
Some have wealth, some luck, and others nought
And some have fortune with labour dearly bought
I have planned and I have wished for some things
And all I planned and wished turned to nought
But those very same wishes made some men kings.
You have lit a huge flame inside my heart
Fuelled by desire, pulsing with fever
I am aroused by you, yet fear to start
A sceptic who has become a believer.
I sense you, touch you, and now must forever.
Come dwell with me and share my existence,
Please believe me, for once take a chance.
Open your heart and give yourself to me,
Let my soul touch yours, and then see them dance
And that they will do for all Eternity.
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At first there was one only,
But one giant sun of suns
Which exploded cleanly
Into billions more, begun
Like so many rosey runs
Across an emerald sky
Full of dreams that cannot fly
In the face of elements
Beyond the scope of all whys,
Split apart like an acorn from
It's parent oak tree, a seed
Also cracks the shell to thencefrom
Create new energy and speed
Up life's process to again breed
In circular manner or greed
Of root toward leafy green bower,
The test begins with renewed strength
Released in earthen wraps power
Like atoms colliding in youngth.
If ever there were prettier trees
Then none prettier, Lindens grow.
As I planted and watched them, see,
It came to me that this I know,
Such loveliness they share and show
To all Gods creatures ever born
Angels blessed them and played their horns
Calling all to evince their art,
Flower and berry, not sharp thorn,
Elegant add romance to hearts.
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You entered my heart with laughter and joy,
Ignited thoughts once thought loving and kind.
Stimulating, waking Love thoughts destroyed.
Your captivating charm so hard to find,
Your always the main attraction on my mind.
Our souls touched, embracing a new spiritual dance,
You are my love that makes my love stance.
Each day, each night I spend admiring you,
Our hopes, ours dreams swing in intense romance.
Your a friend, a love beyond déjà vu.
Awed and awakened to the sound
Of soft flowing words off his tongue
Kissing every word floating ‘round
His love songs wrote, whispered and sung
Masterminded words drift and swung
Loving solitude with his notes
Holding, embracing words he wrote
A phenomenal art displayed
Feeling his love from notes and quotes
Stunned by his truthful; serenade
I send you my love tonight from my soul
Wishing you were here to mend and console
My heart feels so empty without you
I feel the darkness of grey and dark blue
The only way to touch you is in my mind
The images are fading and hard to find
The glow from the light is growing quit dim
At this moment it’s looking awfully grim
I am starting to be with alot of doubt
As I sit and watch The flame go out…
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Crown of Dizains
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Mirror of Senses
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