Friday, April 6, 2012
A Rubaiyat of the Wild
At dVerse, the talented Semaphore has set poets a challenge to write a Rubaiyat quatrain series, a set of four line quatrains with rhyme scheme AABA. Robert Frost altered his Rubaiyat, Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening, with the last quatrain having an AAAA rhyme scheme. I thought I might try it.
I long have wandered by the river wild,
for I have loved it since I was a child.
Always its song has called, entreating me,
always the forest beckoned and beguiled.
It called me from the forest path I took,
and drew me forth along the ravening brook.
The dancing ripples lulled me with their babble,
and happily the township I forsook.
My heart lives best along the forest floor,
within the sound of water. In its roar
my heart comes more alive than ever before
and I will leave it never, nevermore.
Now I will always nature's lover be
drawn to where she is most wild and free.
May my eyes always her tender beauty see.
May she always be waiting there for me.
Hmmmmm.......not great, but an attempt, at least.