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