General Poetry posted June 28, 2019


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Reveling with Luna

by RodG

Let's watch the silver moon who spills her light
Across the silken surface of the lake,
The shoreline's silhouette--stark black on white--

And listen to the stillness at the break
Of day as if all creatures have to hush
Till sleeping Gaia stirs herself awake.

Then smell the cheery fragrance from each bush,
Sweet lilacs' scent and heady lavender,
Both overgrown, gone rampant, thick and lush.

A zephyr teases like a courtier,
Seducing with caresses, pleasing pets,
Its feathered touch an ardent signature.

Tonight as Luna makes her passage let's
Allow each sense to revel sans regrets.


Terza Rima writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Terza rima
An Italian stanzaic form, used most notably by Dante Alighieri in Commedia (The Divine Comedy), consisting of tercets with interwoven rhymes (ABA BCB DED EFE FF). A concluding couplet rhymes with the penultimate line of the last tercet. Written In Iambic Pentameter.

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Luna is the Roman goddess of the moon. The Greeks called her Selene.

Gaia is the name the Greeks called the goddess Earth.

Zephyr is a gentle, mild breeze.

Sans means without.
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