Just recently came across this older Italian form, but to me, it seems like a sonnet variation--kinda? It features rhyme and syllable counting that together create a nice rhythm, and a couplet at the end.
Here are the rules:
- Ten-syllable non-rhyming line,
- Alternating with a four-syllable rhyming line,
- Repeated at least three times,
- Ending with a ten-syllable line couplet.
Found this cute example online:
Zilch Muse by Ryter Roethicle
It's not the night or the music, it's me
My muse has gone
Too much work, too much pressure is enough
She has withdrawn
I sit here my glass of port as company
Ideas, I have none
My notes zilch, there's no inspiration there
All ideas blown
So I sit here drinking a lovely port
No light has shone
Another sip, appreciating God’s gift to me
I must postpone
No worldly wisdom to impart to you
This time my foot is in some other's shoe.
Here is an article with many more examples: CAVATINA
Let’s try it!
Well, this form is more of a challenge than I thought it would be, heh. Enjoy!
Loved the challenge, Marian💞 Sharing my poem "On the threshold of desire." Happy Weekend everyone💞
This is an interesting challenge. That alternately line may prove tricky.
A tricky challenge, especially after a couple of days away from writing. I'll have to think about this...
A bit silly and poking fun at my husband, but I enjoyed this challenge. Thanks!
Thanks for a great prompt- adding my link. I've never written a Cavatina before.
Thanks for the challenge, I'm new to poetry and blogging. But, I'm hooked!
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