Night in Moonlight

Moonlit Lovers

Night in moonlight
Sight exciting
Inviting adoration
Delighting all the senses
Sensation, palpitation
Curvation, denotation
Beau, beloved, both aglow
Low in silver cameo
Night in moonlight
Sight exciting
Kisses inviting


Copyright © 2018 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

This form has two definitions:
(1) Occitan – serene song, a song of the troubadours that appeared late in the Provencal lyrical poetry and is the counterpart of the Alba. It builds around the theme of waiting for nightfall, specifically a lover waiting to consummate his love.
(2) a modern-day form invented by Edith Thompson and found in Pathway for the Poet by Viola Berg
hendecastich (11-line poem)
uses head and tail rhyme (rhymes at the beginning and end of each line)
Syllabic structure: 4-3-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-3-4
Head rhyme: AabbccddAAx, where x is unrhymed
Tail rhyme: ABcxccddABb, where x is unrhymed
Refrain: L1 & L2 are repeated at L9 & L10

Note: Some of my lines admittedly do not fit the syllabic structure, but I did make an effort to follow the rhyme scheme.


4 Replies to “Night in Moonlight”

  1. Nice, I hope to have a go at writing some of these new ones you are writing, one more 10-lined challenge and I will have written all 35 of your challenge. Hope you are having a peaceful day.

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    1. When you finish the challenge, I shall raise a toast to you from my corner of the globe. 🙂 And by all means, join me on these others too. There are so many forms to try, I don’t think I’ll ever get to the end of them, but it sure is nice having a companion to travel with.

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