Sapphic Ode Sonnet

The Sapphic Ode Sonnet was suggested by Jeremy Famer during a Sonnet Month Challenge and running concurrently for the last few days in the same poetry site with the Sapphic Stanza Challenge and saw the possibilities of creating a sonnet by taking three Stanzas and adding a closing couplet
The quatrain is composed of three lines of Iambic Tetrameter and a fourth line of Iambic Dimeter and the closing couplet in Iambic Tetrameter.
The rhyme scheme is - a. b. a. b. . .c. d. c. d. . .e. f. e. f. . .g. g.
Here is the example that was presented.

Summer's Call (Sapphic Ode Sonnet)

What lies beneath the tender skin
Absorbing rays from springtide sun
The truth hidden so deep within
And waits for none.
Where is the path to lead the way
When in the darkness eyes can't see
The beauty of a sun lit day
That sets life free.
Inside a bud flowers are born
Each petal growing in the dark
Until the sun can sing the dawn
To make its mark.
The gift of living waits for all
To breathe in light at summer's call

Jeremy Farmer





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