Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Chaucerian Stanza or Rhyme Royal
Posted by Frank Hubeny in Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft
The form consists of seven metrical lines with the rhyme pattern ababbcc. A metrical line has a pattern of accents that sound repetitive both within the line and between the other lines of the poem. Although poets often use iambic pentameter any meter is acceptable.
Can you make me laugh out loud,
to lift me from a saddened state
in which exists gray shadowed clouds?
Unblue me, I will not hesitate
to accept your company, to call it fate.
Abandoned joy is what I seek,
a rosy glow upon my cheek.
Accept my love of fantasy,
of unicorns and Wonderland.
To my reverence of purple, you must agree.
A sense of humor is richer than gold–
sarcastic, dark, or mimicry bold.
Are you able to laugh at yourself,
put serious thoughts away on a shelf?