Triolet Sonnet Notes

Structure: Four triplets and a coupletMeter: Tetrameter or octosyllabic linesRhyme Scheme: ABaAab ABaAab AB Example In Scrying Pools by Jez Farmer Silently sat beneath moonlightthe air is sweet with jasmine's scentI look into the waters of night.Silently sat beneath moonlightand there I see you in my sightmy lady hears my heart's lamentSilently sat beneath moonlightthe … Continue reading Triolet Sonnet Notes

Soneto Cinco Cuatro y Cinco Notes

Structure: Quintain, quatrain and quintainMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: abbaa ccdd eeffe Example The Poet's Song (in tetrameter) by Jez Farmer A distant echo over timeThe single voice that none could hearThe whisper silenced by my fearA voice which called me out in rhymeAs ink revealed the hidden crime.Two voices that should speak as oneYet … Continue reading Soneto Cinco Cuatro y Cinco Notes

Sapphic Ode Sonnet Notes

Created by: Jeff GreenStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Tetrameter or octosyllabic lines (see additional notes)Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef ggAdditional Notes: Example French Cologne by Jez Farmer As tears replaced the kiss of loveWith long nights of sleeping aloneThat grasp the lingering scent ofA French cologne.The study books can’t hold my mindMy heart is … Continue reading Sapphic Ode Sonnet Notes


The turning hands on clocks will never heal, my soul lies scarred and bleeding without you. I feel you here and tears now blur my view, my heart is lost the visions are too real. A love so brief gave reason I should be, and death that dreadful lie tore it away My sun has set there'll be no other day but in this moonlit dance we can be free....