Mathlish Sonnet

The Mathlish sonnet is a combination of the two line Persian Mathnawi added to a three line Arabian Mathnawi then repeated to make 10 lines and a Sicilian quatrain is used as the volta and closes the sonnet:

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This gives a sonnet looking something like this
Faerie Moon


High above the forest the full moon shines bright
See the creatures dancing under her silvery light.
Satyrs and Wood Nymphs chase through the trees
To whispery music that's playing in the leaves
A soft sensuous melody brought by the breeze.
Faerie wine brings great joy to the Elven folk
Who laugh with such mirth at the Dryads weak joke.
Dewdrops are glistening as gnomes stomp about,
Blossoms are swaying their perfume wafts out
A heady fun time is existing throughout.
While Butterfly-like wings glow in the light
One wonders by daybreak what feelings will be.
Dancing and darting see the Faeries take flight
Knowing by daybreak they'll be the last to see.

Ryter Roethicle

Using an Italian quatrain give us this;
Overture to the Morning


Somewhere between darkest night and morning
There is an interlude that's called the dawning.
First light of sun begins to set the sky aglow
Then bright spears of light are the next to show
And night time reluctantly decides it's time to go.
Look to the east; get ready to see the sun arise
Very soon you'll see the Earth's greatest prize
The golden sun ablaze, so brightly afire
Oftimes mere humans stop merely to admire
And in contrast in the west see the night retire.
No matter where you are there's this special site
Listen to creatures everywhere greet the morn
And most are glad to see the new day born;
But perhaps some reluctantly farewell the night.

Ryter Roethicle






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