INFORM POET – RIME COUÉE

It’s a single stanza that’s six lines long.

The syllable count is 8-8-8-6-8-6 or 8-8-6-8-8-6.

The rhyme scheme is usually a-a-a-b-a-b.

A scheme of: a-a-b-a-a-b is also acceptable.

 

WALT’S RIME COUÉE:

HOPE AND PEACE FOR THE NEW YEAR

We’re on the cusp of a new year,
and everyone is gathered here.
Good friends and the ones we hold dear
wishing each other peace
and hoping we’ll remain quite near.
These dream will never cease.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2018

24 thoughts on “INFORM POET – RIME COUÉE

  1. DEATH ALONG THE LAKE SHORE

    I saw a haughty snowy owl,
    much too regal to be a fowl,
    proceeding on its daylight prowl
    and chancing on a hare;
    it struck before the hare could howl
    and ate the bunny there.

  2. A Lonely Poet’s Feast

    Winter seems such a lonely time
    Curl up by myself, try to rhyme
    Make a cup of strong tea
    Lavender scones flavored with thyme
    Sprinkle with sugar, frosty rime
    Sweet, lonely feast for me

  3. Thoughts of Coulee dam and lake Powell

    We made lakes and dammed our rivers
    Harnessing their beauteous power
    Once great basins are hid
    Summer getaways grow slimmer
    The result. only one winner
    Power hungry town grids

  4. NORTHERN LIGHTS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

    These dancing curtains of the night,
    playing with the essence of light
    and bouncing along banks of white,
    bid me to pause and know
    that time flows, though cold holds me tight
    as the lights kiss the snow.

  5. I like this form, even though I probably can’t pronounce it properly. haha

    Retirement

    I thank God for retirement
    Truly a blessing, heaven sent
    How fast my work days came and went
    So glad those days are past
    How I enjoy retirement
    Just hope this era lasts

    Restart the Clock

    It’s true when they say that time flies
    It’s gone in the blink of an eye
    It stops for a time when we die
    Then… immediately
    At first tick we smile or we cry
    Tick-tock….eternity

    Heaven

    In the line I patiently wait
    With others awaiting our fate
    So many wait in line
    In the distance I see the gate
    And loved ones that longingly wait
    I know now I’ll be fine

  6. Grandma Envy

    I suffer from grandma envy
    I’d love grandkids, one to twenty
    Six or seven would be plenty
    My kids adopted cats
    So I’ll enjoy my grandkitties
    And hope I won’t go bats

Comments are closed.