Saturday, June 14, 2014

Was it Lisa Gherardini?

                                                                             Artist: Leornardo da Vinci
The Yeats' Octave
An 8 line stanza with eight syllables on each line
and a rhyme scheme of:   a b b a c d d c.

a              with a sultry smile bewitching
b             mystifying to onlookers
b             as deep ocean blue registers
a              with a twitch at the mouth musing
c              and questions asked of da Vinci
d             wife of a high ranking person
 d            or plump beauty of innocence
c              was it Lisa Gherardini?

For Kerry's hosting at Real Toads:  A Sunday 
form Challenge  -  The Yeats' Octave

13 comments:

  1. she'll remain mysterious forever...nice capture of this enigmatic lady in form poetry
    Hank...

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  2. A mystery indeed in that smile.. Maybe she had tooth-ache,

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    1. That's great Jerry! Very generous of you! Thanks a lot!

      Hank

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  4. That is a mystery indeed ~ Her smile has bewitched many admirers ~

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  5. Very sweet poem, Hank. Lovely rhythms and rhymes. K.

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  6. Always the question - who was she and why was she smiling?

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  7. A mystery that we won't unravel unless we invent time travel

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  8. mysterious as poetry should be.. a great octave!!

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  9. What an intriguing question asked of a classic painting which has captured people's attention and imagination for centuries. Your octave is very well structured, with a wonderful choice of rhyming words. I prefer rhymes which are not quite full because they allow the poem to flow quite naturally. I enjoyed your poem very much, Hank.

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  10. A mystery indeed Hank Wonder why she was smiling...
    Anna :o]

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  11. was it? was it? was it her?!?! we want answers!

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