Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Two Rispettos or One Autumn Poem Entitled Silk-Thread Toll

Today Poetic Bloomings invites us to a write a Rispetto.
A Rispetto, an Italian form of poetry, (Italian:: “respect,” – plural rispetti, a Tuscan folk verse form) is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains. The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd. A Heroic Rispetto is written in Iambic pentameter, usually featuring the same rhyme scheme.

Fretwork of farmer’s field is felled
And fruit from laden leaf-looms culled
Spring’s framework to filled fathoms meld
Bud-promises plucked, pulled and hulled

Mist-trysts on frost-kissed climes amass
Like gilded glints of shattered glass
As glitter of forgotten wars
Bedecks earth’s heath in breath-wreathed stars


Time’s rubric is resolute, fixed
Season-ilk spirals, silk-thread toll
Of Birth, then death; a life betwixt
Its quantum woven through with Soul

Nothing new waits where Now, newborn
Baits gated brogue of morrow’s morn
Where wonder-lust and laughter-tears
Stirs soldered dust of yesteryears

© Janet Martin


  1. Your photos possess no rhyme scheme whatsoever, and yet speak volumes of poetry to me.

    There is news of God in a spider's web.

    1. I've always believed God's poetry needs no words...these dew-pearled webs reaffirm it!

      Thank-you for sharing the thrill!


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