Invented by Caroline Ann Gordon on Allpoetry.com.
This form is:
Isosyllabic: 12 syllables per line
Stanzaic: Presented as a sestet, a quatrain, and a couplet.
* Sestet is written followed by your Quatrain, this stanza is begun with a Volta.
* A Volta, which in Italian means “turn”.
The turn of thought is one in a Sonnet that is often indicated by such words as: “But”, “and”, and “yet.”
This form is Copyrighted © 2012 Caroline Ann Gordon.
If you pen in this form, please mention where you learned the style from.
I wandered through the deserts high and slept in caves
while searching for the Montezuma’s gold that lies
in Utah hills. The Aztec fortune deemed so great
that it cannot be computed. Brought here by slaves
or Montezuma’s minions, several tons of prize.
Only one man survived the rest were put in graves.
Yet, years of toil and searching yielded only grief.
The map the old guy claimed good but not exact
Has led me here and many possibles I’ve tracked.
I miss my love, I’m through with greed. Time’s been a thief.
I’m still an able man, I’ll work. The tide has turned.
My treasure is the girl who waits. That I have learned.
© Lawrencealot – April 7, 2012