Analysis of Dreams, Past and Future

In candlelit darkness,
I sit listening to sweet ethereal songs
Of love lorn woman.
In the semi-stillness, I wonder,
Shall I again look into the eyes of woman,
Woman so beautiful she'd seem to be
Beauty so radiant the physical is second only
To that which shines from within.
Eyes that shine of love, tenderness, passion,
Of gentleness and sensuality
That makes the strongest man . . . melt.
Forget not her hair.
Hair so soft you'd wonder, is she angel or newborn child?
Her lips so sweet you hate to spoil the moment with a kiss . . .
But not to taste, to smell perfection, is pure pain.
To touch and be touched by her is pure pleasure . . . passion.
Will fate glance kindly upon me once again
Or shall I continue to sit, alone in the dark?
Dreaming of what once was, and what can be, once again.

Poetic Form Tetractys  (30%)
Metre 0110 111001101001 11110 001010110 110110101110 1011001111 10 101100010011010 1111101 1111110010 1100010 1101011 01101 11111011101101 01111111010101 111111010111 1101110111010 11110011101 1110101101001 1011110111101
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 786
Words 145
Sentences 19
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20
Lines Amount 20
Letters per line (avg) 31
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 617
Words per stanza (avg) 154
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Submitted on October 25, 2009

Modified on March 05, 2023

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