Monday, 24 October 2016
Day 24 Fantastical
Miss Peregrine's children are most bizarre
In that ancient school in Wales
That teenage boy with his wyrd dolls
Makes me hide away from their tales.
But secretly I am wanting more
Of all that's so odd and strange
Show me more, thrill me more
With your fantastical ogreous word's range.
Lento is the form I tried today.
A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcb, defe as the second and forth lines of each stanza must rhyme. To take it a step further, but not required, try rhyming the first and third lines as well as the second and forth lines of each stanza in this rhyming pattern: abab, cdcd. The fun part of this poem is thrown in here as all the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme. There is no fixed syllable structure to the Lento, but keeping a good, flowing rhythm is recommended.