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A Terza Rima Sonnet done for Sonya’s Challenge. Instructions on writing a terza rima sonnet:

  1. There are a total of 14 lines consisting of four 3-line stanzas (tercets) and one rhyming couplet.
  2. The rhyming scheme is aba bcb cdc ded ee.
  3. Commonly written as ten syllables per line (Those Who Judge) or eleven syllables per line (Circus of Dreams). It does not have to be a strict count.
  4. Often seen without spaces between for the sake of continuity.

I hope you like my offering 🙂

Promise Me

do promise me you will always be there
even when the shadows gather their sheaves
and this dying rustle an expunged air
when the tides pick up their volcanic steam
unleashing fury on this battered shell
do promise me you will never leave me
even when my breathless heart tolls a bell
faint clanging notes of diluted sweetness
whisper of a faraway living well
let me sip of its ever cool freshness
let me drink of the warmth that is your love
oh, shield me from this threatening darkness
as my lids droop and take their final bow
promise me you will stay true to our vows
Copyright © Celestine Nudanu 

I appreciate your patience with me as I catch up on your blogs. Thanks a million! Shalom.