Sweet-smelling summer night in June
Night is full of enchanted tunes
Ground with sparkling dewdrops is strewn
Magic of moon, magic of moon
The wind silvery giggles carries
Hiding among the blue posies
A dancing frolic of fairies
Wings like daisies, wings like daisies
In the pale midsummer night sky
Pink tinted clouds swiftly scuds by
We soar together you and I
As swallows fly, as swallows fly
The moon is full and shining bright©RedCat
Bathing us in her blessed light
As we share in earthly delights
Sweet summer night, sweet summer night
Written for Poetry Form: Monotetra at dVerse. It’s always a fun challenge to try out a new form.
The monotetra is a poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Here are the basic rules:
*Comprised of quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables per line
*Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.)
*The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables. This is what makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form – the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated.
*This poem can be as short as 1 or 2 quatrains and as long as a poet wishes.
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4Source
Also shared with Promote Yourself Monday at Go Dog Go Café.
I especially like the second stanza. Sounds like true love that soars. You handled the form well!
what an enchanting summer night in June. Love the magic of the moon and the frolic of fairies.
Very good and lovley indeed!
This is absolutely splendid! 💝💝 I especially love the image; “Pink tinted clouds swiftly scuds by/We soar together you and I/As swallows fly, as swallows fly.”
I love this so much, it’s gorgeous and sweet. I love the figurative imagery, it’s like I’m floating on a cloud with magic. You make the night sound mystical. 💕
I really vibe the direction you went, and emotions you brought forward in this love poem – in the otherworldliness you imparted. In the end, I was carried away on the pink tinted clouds.
Sweetly romantic. This poetic form seems to have turned most poets to love and romance!
A very sweet and mystical sort of poem. It suits the form perfectly.
I can feel the sweet summer night’s fragrance through this poem, what a beauty!
We all seem to have written about moons or flowers (or both). Gently romantic.
“The wind silvery giggles” / “A dancing frolic of fairies” and those pink tinted clouds! Oh this is a most lovely summer sunset into night. Such a delightful read!
Helene, I feel like I’ve been enchanted by your poem. The wings of the fairies like daisies and the pink tinged clouds and the dew, and oh all of it :) <3
Such an enchanting and magical read!
It’s like a song! 😍
a calming piece with a beautiful photo accompaniment.
Love the floatiness of this poem.
‘Pink tinted clouds… scud by’ was beautiful. Lovely piece.