Rhyme scheme: abba cddc effe gg
3 quatrains (Italian rhyme scheme)
followed by Heroic couplet.
(My first two source agreed, but since then I have found several that allow tetrameter)
Alternately known as Australian sonnet
NOTE: There is another form named Australian Sonnet HERE
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Bowlesian Sonnet)
Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
If anger stems from blunder of my own
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.
If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair?
Is it essential now that blame be found;
will such proceed toward a common ground?
Are these first words intended to repair?
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you, honey; I will make it right.