The Barren Shore
I’ve traveled far and wide to find
Sweet love so deep, not found before.
And yet, did find most precious kind,
That makes this broken heart adore
Love’s passion found on barren shore.
Felt like a fleeting memory of
A fire one could not ignore.
This passion’s set to rise above
All hurts and pains ever endured, now buoyed by Love.
This is a Spenserian Stanza. It has 9 lines total. The first 8 are in Iambic pentameter. The 9th line is an Alexandrine written in Iambic hexameter. The rhyme scheme is as follows: