Along the rolling hills I hear
your mournful singing haunting clear
Under the moon’s vapid eye
how can I, elf, to you deny
I’ll keep you under lock and key
lest you flee and escape from me
The elvish king shall have you back
when he returns the one I lack
On Hallow’s Eve we’ll make a swap
my child returned, you with your harp,
— home windward.
Grace at dVerse challenges us today to write a Compound Word Verse, an unfamiliar form to most ous I daresay. She writes: "The Compound Word Verse is a poetry form invented by Margaret R. Smith that consists of five 3-line stanzas, for a total of 15 lines. The last line of each stanza ends in a compound word and these compound words share a common stem word which is taken from the title. (In the first example below the stem word is “moon” from the title “Moonlighting”; the compound words related to the title are moondust, moonbeams, moonsongs, etc.) The Compound Word Verse (3 lines) has a set rhyme scheme and meter as follows: Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b Syllable/Meter: 8, 8, 3 Click on Mr. Linky to read more and join in!