Italian Madrigal

Italian Madrigal
Type: Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement
Description: A love song written in either seven or eight-syllable lines made up of two or three triplets followed by one or two rhyming couplets. There is no set rhyme scheme for the triplets.
Origin: Italian
Schematic: A sample schematic: aba bcb cdc dd ee

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My example poem

Sheets Askew (Italian Madrigal)

My love for you flows like a spring.
It’s not some thing I can control.
The sight of you makes my heart sing.

You’ve touched my heart; you share my soul;
my being resonates with you.
To bring you pleasure is my role.

When you’re asleep with sheets askew
I’m mesmerized- don’t want to sleep;
I’m captivated by the view.

The day that you became my wife
you thoroughly transformed my life.

© Lawrencealot – August 11, 2014

Visual template
For one rhyme scheme in iambic tetrameter.

Italian Madrigal