The rhyme royal stanza consists of seven lines, usually in iambic pentameter.
The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b-b-c-c. In practice, the stanza can be constructed
either as a tercet and two couplets (a-b-a, b-b, c-c) or
a quatrain and a tercet (a-b-a-b, b-c-c).
This allows for a good deal of variety, especially when the form is used for
longer narrative poems and along with the couplet,
it was the standard narrative metre in the late Middle Ages.
Time is a concept quite beyond my ken.
String theory baffles brilliant folks and me.
I'll not wax philosophic then again
Perhaps I did already, shame on me.
Time keeps everything in order you see.
For flies who's life-cycle completes in one day,
Men and boys would be distinct I would say.
We can tell a larva and the grown fly
are one and the same. Flies would see two types
of animals that grouped but would not know why.
Our sense of time is different awake
or when we sleep, and by task goodness sake.
Don't tell a guy that seconds are the same
while shoveling manure or kissing a dame.
© Lawrencealot - April 14, 2012