Are We Compatible?

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?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Are We Compatible?

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I agree: A sense of humor is richer than gold. There is more happiness there with joyful abandon. Nice Chaucerian stanzas.


  2. A Chaucerian personals ad! Very cool. I especially enjoyed those last three lines.


  3. Love this. Unblue sounds like the perfect way to make it purple to laughter.

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  4. Colin Lee says:

    There’s a bliss in this, reminding one of their honeymoon experience. Very enjoyable read.


  5. lillian says:

    Loving this post….and most especially “unblue me.” 🙂


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