Hast thou the heart to touch, or even look
Upon such art as this and give its due
An thou profess as fanciful, outgrew,
Though for this canvas rapture overtook;
But are such things professed forever true:
That hath these sculpted works thy nature shook;
And shall thy past refinement be forsook,
Though long thou from thine innocence withdrew?
Rare, priceless, as may not be seen again,
Wilt claim thou of thy prime: the best doth wane;
And of this art, so fast a friend may come,
Though whether ancient made or new, as fast.
Shalt thou most proper frame such art at last,
Or once more to thy patronage succumb?
This sonnet is part of a short sequence; click here to read it all:
Wonderful! This rhyme scheme begs for a write-up.
This is a truly inspiring piece, love.
I think I am now quite satisfied, and could not have taken this one to completion until realising this new form.
Since there is, in the sense that I have been using the term, no such thing as a “reverse Italian” Perhaps, this is the closest thing to it, and hence I should name it such.
So… “Reverse Italian,” it is! in the only way I can envision this to be done–the reversing of the rhymescheme in the second quatrain. Otherwise, a “Reverse Italian” would simply be an Italian owing to the reflected rhymescheme.
I have long enjoyed the sound of the first two quatrians of the Italian, because of the surprise in the tension that may be experienced therefrom. Yet, because lines four and five also rhyme, this somewhat diminishes the effect in the second quatrain; however, just this morning, I woke thinking if one reverses the rhymescheme in the second quatrain this can be avoided. In this way the same rhythmic tension might be achieved.
Sigh. I love this interpretation. I’m so very glad to have stumbled across your pen. X
The feeling is quite mutual, Young Sir–or Young Miss, as I have not made a concerted effort to discern which. But either way, pleased to make your acquaintance.
The pleasure is all mine, Young Miss.
The pleasure is ours dear Mr. the rhyme scheme on this just makes my heart thump thump. I like this form you are doing. not only do we get a first rate work of art, we also get the pleasure of you explaining it to us – broadening our imagination and our brains.
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My apologies for the lateness of this reply. I recalled I did do a more detailed “writeup” on this scheme. This you fine here:
And… this should be another form of permanent link which will transcend all this moving about of posts that I tend to do.
And with your beautiful intricacy of rhyme and forms will be most amused to note that I recently did a poem, Midnight Run with rhyme and volta for a prompt for a wonderful group, dVerse Poetics Pub….kind of an odd rhyme pattern one of the members with much kindness and humor dubbed, a kanzensakura sonnet. I hope you and the lovely Mrs. are well. I think of you daily and send smiles your way. Next week, for the open link night the group does, I will be doing a haibun for two haiku I wrote while in Japan, years ago and posting the two haiku.
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Will you please send me a link to the work of which you made mention? I would very much like to see it.