Malayan Wave Sonnet _English Format

Malayan Wave Sonnet –  English Format
3 Quatrains plus a couplet – Generally Iambic Petameter
Volta at or following line 9
rhyming pattern: aaba bbcb ccdc dd
This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

Example Poem:

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening  (Malayan Wave English Format)

Who owns the woods it matters not a bit
I’ll stop and merely look while I just sit
upon my horse  and watch the snowflakes fall.
The horse unused to stopping, chomps the  bit.

The deep and lovely woods present to all
a quiet peace away from city’s sprawl
A quiet montage – simply metaphor
displaying beauty differently than fall.

As whiteness coats the trees and forest floor
and amplifies the dwindling light yet more.
I drink up wonder, nurturing my soul
but cluck to horse  now, “Let’s complete our chore.”

Demands of daily life  define our role,
appreciating life  should be our goal.

© Lawrencealot – October 27, 2012




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