This is a form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines
Unique in presentation as 2 quatrains + 2 Tercets
Generally Iambic Pentameter
Volta at line 9
Rhyme Scheme: abba cddc eff egg
Same rhyme pattern as Bowlesian Sonnet.
Today’s Best ( Canadian Sonnet – Italian Structure )
The editor demands my very best
with ocean’s depth and pictures for one’s mind.
Let waterfalls of syllables combine
while melodies of sounds they manifest.
Just that and nothing less is all that’s asked.
The pen is poised and pauses while I think –
perhaps I scratch my beard and sip a drink,
before returning, determined, to my task.
Oh, hell! How often does one sit to write
a piece of crap to merely fill a page?
Real poets don’t do that in any age.
We never set out trying to be trite.
Our very best attempt are made in vain
When mind’s creative cogs get clogged again.
© Lawrencealot – December 5th, 2012