Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Paper Dancers

This is a Terza Rima Sonnet. This form of poem has an eleven syllable count in each line and a rhyming scheme of aba, bcb, cdc, ded, ee.

Paper Dancers

Heaven with its miracles could not deny
there was so much promise within that first glance.
Ribbons of starlight curled across the night sky.

Moonlight was their witness as they formed their stance.
A guitar strummed a chord, as fingertips met;
a perfect night for blissful union in dance.

In their veins music raged, roaring like a jet.
The earth titled as they twirled, magnets of lust.
There was only the moment, no time to fret.

Newly in love, their dance was spun with gold dust.
Would their steps falter, if they knew lust fades fast?
Upon a thin dime they danced, building up fake trust.

Now with fading starlight, lipstick kisses cast
long shadows on the paper dancers, at last.

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