Dreams of Love
‘Midst slumber’s comfort, it would seem,
I harken in a pleasant dream
With visions of a love that’s true.
At morning’s kiss I soon awake.
Perchance I see, it wasn’t fake.
I soon resolve, ’twas truly you.
Glad tidings come in every way.
Come hither close, that I might say,
That I shall never bid adieu.
For such a love as this, I pray,
To consummate thus, every day.
‘Tis glow of love provides the light
That brightens darkness of the night.
This artwork is from the Movie, Shakespeare in Love. I tried to give an Elizabethan tilt to this poem. My theme is how true love is like an unbelievable dream.
This poem is an Italian Madrigal that I was reintroduced to by Gungalo when I reviewed her poem, Open Thine Eyes.
Italian Madrigal: it should be a love song written in either seven or eight-syllable lines made up of two or three triplets followed by one or two rhyming couplets. There is no set rhyme scheme for the triplets. A sample schematic: aba bcb cdc dd ee, as Gungalo used.
For this one, I used a syllable count of 8 and a rhyme scheme of: aab ccb ddb ee ff.
Artwork is thanks to Yahoo Images