This is a form created by Daniel Lake, writing on Allpoetry.com.
I have provisionally named it the Lakelet.
The Lakelet is: Stanzaic: Consisting of 3 or more sestets. Metric: Each stanza consisting of five lines of iambic tetrameter and one line of iambic trimeter. Rhyme scheme: abcccb
Daniel’s Original work:
If I Could Write
If I could write the perfect words, Contained within the perfect line That sets your mind to think again, Embraced by love, encased by pain, Enrapturing it’s sweet refrain, So buried in its rhyme.
If I could write exquisite form, That takes your breath and stills your heart, To make you read and read once more Each tiny vowel that you explore, That you’d remember evermore; A wondrous work of art…
But I am just a simple man Who writes of love, or mystic birds, Of summers sweet or winters snow Or war and peace, or skies that glow, Who strives to gain that high plateau: If I could write those words…
Although we both said that we’d call and promised that we’d keep in touch as routine fills our daily life me with, and you without a wife, we’ve settled down, and absent strife we haven’t called that much.
If distance played a lesser role we’d meet each other every day to stimulate and satisfy and obfuscate and edify and simply bull-shit guy to guy to pass the time away.
Our needs are handled where we are and habits mostly seem worthwhile and while a call is not a chore it’s something both of us ignore though each of us should do it more because it makes us smile.