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 Category:  Romance Poetry
  Posted: January 29, 2020      Views: 46
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Retired music teacher, and now trying to write my heart out, about what is going on in my mind.

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Chapter 62 of the book 32. Romantic Poetry (any form)
Romance - Monotetra
"My Sweetheart's Divine Embrace" by Sandra du Plessis

My sweetheart draws me close to dance
around the floor, a state of trance
and rhythmic moves we take a chance;
complete romance, complete romance.

He shows me, love, right from the start
we cannot function when apart
since Cupid controls loving darts;
he wins my heart, he wins my heart.

We take each day a steady pace
there's no one else who can replace
my lover here who holds my face;
divine embrace, divine embrace.

The book continues with Long Distance Romance. We will provide a link to it when you review this below.

Author Notes

The monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have as few as one or two stanzas or as many as desired.

Stanza Structure:

Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4

Example #1:
Paper Dreams

Her childhood was a world, it seems,
Of paper dolls and paper dreams,
Of blackest night and midnight screams,
And tear's hot streams, and tear's hot streams.

She met him on the Internet,
He slowly gained her trust, and yet,
Past memories were still a threat.
Could she forget? Could she forget?

His words of love stirred feelings deep,
Feelings that long had been asleep,
And love did sweep her off her feet,
No more to weep, no more to weep.

Then one-day words were said that he
Misunderstood, he would not see;
Once more she was a refugee
Of love's debris, of love's debris.

For, "I can't love you now," he spoke,
And with those words her heart he broke,
Her paper dreams, love's cruelest joke,
Went up in smoke, went up in smoke.

Now all that's left are black moonbeams,
The ashes of her paper dreams,
And tears that flow in bloody streams,
And silent screams, and silent screams.

Copyright 2003 Linda Newman

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I was reminded of this poetry format by Barbaraj with her poem Mardi Gras
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