IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – MONORHYME

Monorhyme is a rhyme scheme in which each line has an identical rhyme. The poetic term “Mono-rhyme” pertains to the utilization of one (Mono) type of repetitious sound (rhyme). The end of the lines of a monorhyme poem all end with similar sounds. Throughout the poem, the last words of the line utilize the same sounds that correspond with one another. This is common in Arabic, Latin, and Welsh works, such as The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, e.g. Qasida and its derivative Kafi.

RHYME SCHEME: A,A,A,A,A,A…
SYLLABLE COUNT: NONE

See Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monorhyme

MARIE ELENA’S MONORHYME:

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Thou my God, my soul’s lifeline
Pray my heart thou wilt refine.
May thy light upon me shine –
Make of me a fruitful vine.

Lord of all, my heart doth pine
For thy love, and only thine.
May thy light upon me shine –
Make of me a fruitful vine.

Thou who made of water, wine
Fully man; wholly Divine
May thy light upon me shine –
Make of me a fruitful vine.

I am thine, and thou art mine
Let my will with yours align.
May thy light upon me shine –
Make of me a fruitful vine.

Make of me a fruitful vine.
The pleasure, mine – the glory, thine.

© Marie Elena Good – 2012

WALT’S MONORHYME:

POETRY TIME
 
I’ve lived enough without words – a mime
in the ways of prose and rhyme.
For I found that in all the time
it took me to reach my prime,
it was a felonious inexcusable crime
that I had not come to rhyme
much sooner. Too much lost on my dime,
and moments squandered; moments in time.
Since early man stepped out of the slime,
he’s had this fascination with rhyme,
making him more,  a poet ahead of his time!
 
 
 
© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2012
 
 

FOLKS:  It’s possible that Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides weekly prompt will be MIA today.  He is sick, complete with fever.  Poor guy. If anyone would be so inspired to write a get well monorhyme for Robert and post it here, we’ll happily provide him with the link to your well wishes. Perhaps there will be an official post at Poetic Asides, and we can post them there as well.  UPDATE:   A new Poetic Asides prompt has indeed been posted:  http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/wednesday-poetry-prompts-189#comments