Into the night I wait for muse of moon
The stars arrange a symphony of silence
I tinker, tally words and thoughts but soon
Dear Luna slips between the haze, defiant
From hinterland the owl bestows a hoot
That echoes in the forests of my mind
I wait for inspiration to take root
As Luna slumbers deep beneath the skies
When midnight mocks the cursor on my page
I revel in the balladry unborn
Though constellations, cryptic they may fade
‘Tis hope that lights the way of the forlorn
Dear Luna stirs behind her quilt of clouds
She scatters dreams for me to read aloud
Written for “Poetry Forms”, a dVerse Poets Pub project.
This is my offering of a sonnet in Shakespearean style. The rhyme scheme is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. The structure consists of 3 quatrains, followed by one couplet. The “volta” occurs in the 12th line . I focused on the iambic pentameter and rhyme. Quite the challenge. You can learn more about this form as Bjorn describes in further detail here.