the peacock ~ a zèjel

raindrops still stuck to his raincoat
he stopped for a moment to note
then towards me he seemed to float

he cocked his crowned head to the side
with a gleeful glint in his eyes
he flashed me a sweet smile so wide
Sir peacock could not be ignored

he smugly slipped into my heart
what wild words he said I forgot
but they were just love and pure art
so a poem on him I wrote

Mindfills for dVerse – Grace asks us to write a Zéjel. – 8 syllable lines,stanzaic, opening with a mono-rhymed triplet followed by any number of quatrains. Rhymed, the rhyme of the opening mudanza establishes a linking rhyme with the end line of the succeeding quatrains. Rhyme scheme, aaa bbba ccca …

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