Malayan Sonnet (Caudated) Notes

Malayan Sonnet (Caudated) Notes
Structure: Five Quatrains
Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter
Rhyme scheme: aaba bbcb ccdc ddde eeff

Example

Clouds of Twilight by Jez Farmer

The clouds of twilight reflect the sweet face
Of love; the smile that drives a heart with grace
For that smile is mine and it’s mine alone
And it reminds me of that sweet embrace.
Dark passions behind those eyes I’ve been shown
For it is in darkness that love is known
When a touch can explore the open soul
Thus the seeds of a divine love were sown.
And in that love I felt you make me whole
When fingers scribed my skin in sacred scroll
I felt the pleadings of words on my lips
As my heart yielded upon love’s control.
More, more than a brief passing of two ships
As minds meet in a lunar eclipse
In that moment all of time swiftly slips
From the grasp of a man who now is lost
In love; ready to give whatever cost
This is the moment a heart must defrost
When a hand offers love in all that’s true
As my hand now offers my love to you

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