A strong heart beats in well-tuned ears,
Like quick steps on the cobblestone.
Thin pale lips curl detecting fears,
Beware a monster’s feeding zone.
Blue bulging eyes examine moves,
While silent screams dance on cold graves,
Red hot blood like sweet velvet wine,
As transfused veins are slaked – divine!
Copyright © April 2012 Norma Martiri
The rispetto is a classic Italian form composed of only eight lines in two quatrains. All lines are written in iambic tetrameter, with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd. The distinguishing characteristic of this form is the change in rhyme scheme from alternate line rhyming in stanza one to rhyming couplets in stanza two.
Written for dVerse Poets Pub, Poetic – Vampires