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09-02-11, 09:27 AM
Write a Lento Poem.

A Lento consists of two quatrains, that is two stanzas of four lines each (eight lines total).

There is a fixed rhyme scheme of abcb, defe as the second and forth lines must rhyme.

ALSO, all the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme aaaa, bbbb.

There is no fixed syllable structure to the Lento, but should have consistent flow.

09-02-11, 10:31 AM

Despise me, I am your wretched slave,
Revise not your ways, how you treat me.
Chastise me with your insensate words,
Disguise goodness, so others will not see.

Inflict accusations so I might surrender,
Predict deadly disaster my fortune-teller,
Verdict of your frustration I await to hear,
Evict me from your fruitless life forever.

Lencio Dominic Rodrigues

09-02-11, 11:13 AM
Connect me so my pen may write
Correct me if the words are wrong
Infect me with the bug of prose
Reject this if it is too long

Intolerant will be my critics
Jubilant will be my friends
Exuberant their voice of praise
Acceptant must I make amends