The Night Garden, an Ottava Rima Poem

 

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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.

 

© Lemuel

25 April, 2018

 

Notes

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

 

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