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
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