Today we consider the Monchielle, a poetic form created by Jim T. Henriksen.

The Monchielle consists of four five-line stanzas where:

…the first line repeats in each verse.

…Each line within the stanzas consist of six syllables,

…and lines three and five rhyme.

…The rhyme pattern is Abcdc Aefgf Ahiji Aklml…



IN HER SOFT BED, by Walter J Wojtanik

In her soft bed, she sleeps
as dreams dance in her head.
Comfort comes at night fall
forgetting all her strife,
listening for love’s call.

In her soft bed she sleeps,
while the moon and stars shine.
On her pillow she rests
reveling in the sound
that beats within his chest.

In her soft bed she sleeps,
night’s whispers fill her ears.
Gone are tears of sorrow,
his loving arms secure
now, until tomorrow.

In her soft bed she sleeps,
her dance is almost done.
But in her head, she hums,
her melody moves her
as each new morning comes.