When I see a lantern burning,
yearning fills my being.
Seeing amber lamp-light,
bright and glowing there;
glare as gas flames flicker,
quicker, now you're nearing...
fearing there'll be trouble,
double trouble, like back then.
© 2018 cherryk
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|Written for Form Over Substance (FOS) Weekly
Form. This week's form is the -
A rubaiyat is a form of verse comprised of quatrains (4-line
stanzas) written in iambic meter. The meter can be any you
choose, such as tetrameter, pentameter, etc.
The rhyme scheme for the rubaiyat is -
aaxa bbxb ccxc etc. for each stanza.