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I Wonder What You Look Like Now.
Alan S Jeeves 1951 (Lancashire)
I reflect on what you look like now!
You were beauteous when I saw you last.
What precious gifts did time endow?
All those years of tranquil absence
As you slumbered away the time somehow.
I wonder if your eyes remain bright,
They always looked at me kindly.
I think that, if you're at home tonight,
I could give you a call ~ perhaps...
Or should I just simply write?
I expect that you smile as you always could;
Intriguing, enchanting, and toasty warm.
But you smiled for me today ~ I knew you would
(In any case I've misplaced your number).
I must be more careful ~ I know I should.
Do you think of me, perchance?
When days are long and nights are cold.
Bestow on me a passing glance?
Think of times, now far away ~ Distant?
A sombre time, a valedictory happenchance.
I should visit but what's to gain?
~ To see, now, how you are?
It could easily even cause you pain.
I would come soon, now! today!
But outside it looks like rain.
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From 2007, here is a quintet of quintains.
Submitted by AlanSJeeves on July 15, 2021
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|Scheme||AXABA CXCXC DXDXD EXEXB FXFXF|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||5, 5, 5, 5, 5|
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