A to Z Poetry: ZaniLa Rhyme

A ZaniLa Rhyme consists 4 lines per stanza with a  rhyme scheme of abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza. Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza with the even stanzas contain the same line but swapped at the internal rhyme. The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas; no maximum length.

So we come to the end of the line

As you can clearly see

No need to rhyme, No need to keep time

In learning poetry A to Z

Poetry from worldly to divine

Make up the poets’ soul plea

No need to keep time, No need to rhyme

From the mountain tops down to the sea

As the dawn’s sun fades the stars that shine

Our learning ends, I decree

No need to rhyme, No need to keep time

Read and enjoy A Full Cup of Tea


Today’s Haiku

Haiku Heights April A to Z: Zebra Crossing

Black and White

Traverse treacherous plains
Zebra Crossing

Carpe Diem: Honey

Honey in my tea
Swirls of green and amber
Tastes so sweet