Morning breaks my slumber in splatters of freezing rain
Delicate coatings of glass mimic my window pane
If only the world would pause, feel this moment contained
But our thoughts run wild like the tainted river unchained
For Poetry Forms at dVerse, featuring The Rubaiyet. Fellow pubtender, Frank Hubeny brings us the history and characteristics of the form.
Notes: My first dabbling into this particular form so I’ve begun with one quatrain, known as a “ruba’i . I chose the option of the AAAA rhyme scheme and the original meter of 13 syllables per line. The pattern of accented syllables varies between lines.