Victoria of dVerse poets has set the challenge to write a lai this week. This is an old French form: a nine-line poem that uses a rhyme scheme following this pattern:
The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables;
the “b” rhyme lines only have 2 syllables.
Quite a challenge to convey any sort of meaning within such strict parameters but I gave it a go anyway!
Listening to the rain
Soothes my weary brain
I can only feign
Sleep, the night’s refrain
Morning brings fresh pain
Of thought once again