B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – The Lento, Revisited

A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of
abcb, defe;

All the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme.

There is no fixed syllable structure to the Lento, but keeping a good,
flowing rhythm is recommended.


Which witch prepares a spell?
Switch that man to a frog
Ditched her for that barmaid
Twitch of sting felt for that dog

Feeling at last the problem’s solved
Bring some justice to her fate
Zing was added to her lacklustre life
Chuckling to herself, she feels great

Hallow’s Eve
Or Allhalloween
All Saint’s Eve
Trick or Treat
Costume parties, bonfires, pranks
Light candles on graves

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond


  1. Paloma · November 5, 2015

    Nicely done — you’ve followed the form very well!
    And what a revenge — she who laughs last, laughs hardest 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bastet · November 7, 2015

    Bravo (clapping loudly!) loved this it so very delightful!

    Liked by 1 person

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