An ode for DVerse’s MTB. I wrote it as a Chaucerian stanza, 7 lines in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme ababbcc.
Courageous one who gets up every day,
To fight again the monsters of the mind
Puts on armor, and lifts a sword to slay
Indwelling demons, every day unkind,
I laid you, for you always courage find.
I lift you up, for when your mood is low,
The way to daily persevere you show.
Today at DVerse, Frank is challenging us to write a rhyme royal, also known as a Chaucerian stanza. It is written usually in iambic pentameter, with a rhyme scheme of abababcc. I am really enjoying this form!
I stand in line awaiting morning brew,
It’s overpriced but its aroma calls,
Anticipating dark roast, my go-to,
Especially in the morning air of fall.
Yes, coffee is the greatest drink of all,
It greets me every morning with the sun.
I hope that I can sleep when day is done!