Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – “Huitan”
“The huitain is an off-shoot of the ballade. It is a French form in its nature and in fact, it is an 8-line poem in its totality, composed of one ballade stanza.
Here are the Huitain particulars:
It is composed in an 8-line stanza.
It has an ababbcbc rhyme scheme.
There are usually 8 to 10 syllables per line.
Imagine yourself new color each day.
You’ve rested well, today you are peach.
If the night tossed you about, you are gray.
Enjoyed a long day at the beach?
you are bronze, lazy, under the sheet.
If a blue moon turns you indigo,
but next night a fiery sunset streaks
‘cross the sky, you could turn a nice Merlot.