Before the waking of the day– darkness;
Night creatures roam the same garden I weed.
Tiny prints in soft soil– passed in silence;
Carapace discarded — a growing need.
Taunt tendrils pure woven resilience,
Attested arachnid geometry.
Snail silver streaks streaming longitude lines,
Meander as caravan crossing signs.
25 April, 2018
Ottava Rima Poem
- Originally an Italian stanza of eight 11-syllable lines
- Lord Byron adapted it to a 10-syllable line forDon Juan
- Eight lines iambic pentameter or 10-syllables per line
- The ottava can stand alone or can make an un-limited poem