Aquiver: An Alouette*
your warm hand’s caress
felt like an arrest
that handcuffs my heart and mind,
that tickles my soul,
that fills up my holes
and send shivers— the best kind.
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*The Alouette(French for Skylark) is a stanzaic invented form with an unusual meter. The form is syllabic with a recommended prominent stress in the 3rd syllable of each line. It was created by Jan Turner. The Alouette is:
- stanzaic, any number of sixains.
- syllabic , 5-5-7-5-5-7 syllables per line with the prominent stress in the 3rd syllable of each line.
- rhymed, rhyme scheme aabccb ddeffe gghiih etc.