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I know the ocean's gentle, rolling waves -
the treasures in its dark and murky depths;
and deep within its grottoes and its caves -
tis there the fey will lure me to my death

I met a girl so fair of face and skin,
her wanton kisses wrapping me within -
that all my senses lurched and crept away,
to lock me in this wet and slippery grave.
December Form Challenge, 2012 :iconkiwi-damnation::iconprojectdfc:

This first poem is a Rispetto - an Italian form of poetry, is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter.
The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme
of abab ccdd.

A Heroic Rispetto is written in iambic pentameter, usually
featuring the same rhyme scheme.

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:iconalien-piglet:
Alien-Piglet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a very good poem and it matches the image really well. Kind of creeps me out though :fear:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it!
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Troyzen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"My Mermaid" - Heliakin Lopez
Nice work.Thanks
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that.
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:icontroyzen:
Troyzen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(:
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Enchanting!:worship:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate that!
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RedButterflyDemon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a story about "Juratė ir Kastytis".
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate that!
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Beautiful work 1_~
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate that!
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You excel at this form. It is quite good. Terrific subject matter Brendan!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enthralling!! I just adore the always eclectic choice of words and the powerful visions you come up with... Superb work!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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clayjase69 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Amazing work
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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FoolsGolde Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
this is wonderful, i'm fascinated by the theme of mermaids, sirens, selkies etc..
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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IceStorm94 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Beautiful
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Writer
You're so great with fixed forms... I love how well you can make the meter and rhyme work with your words. You're just brilliant. :la:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. I think I do well with some...others, not so much. Well, poets have to experiment, right?
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caddman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
...Well crafted and stunning work...:)
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks, my friend!
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caddman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
...your welcome Brendan ..:)
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Midn1ghtcat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Beautiful
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I truly appreciate the support!
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Awesome composition of artwork. Congratulations for you both.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I truly appreciate the support!
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
You're welcome always!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) Woo woo. :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! I love doing this challenge!
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NnyorNieorKnee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just phenomenal, truly~
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I truly appreciate the support!
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ArikaRinkishika Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Writer
Just amazing and prufund...

Words that I love to read with a lot of perfection...

:clap:

:wave:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I truly appreciate the support!
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful meter here. I love the fact you have some fixed forms which are common in use, yet, so commonly misused (if that makes any sense). I honestly love it. subtle, but so unique. A piece well done :clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks. I do this as a discipline. I find that it works out and loosens my muse.
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
Interesting.

I must say you have inspired me to make my next piece have a scheme, something I do not typically do.

Best Regards,
Tristan Cody.
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aldwarke Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Beautifully formed and true to the meter. I'm speaking here about the iambic pentameter but the Rispetto is new to me and it's beautiful. I like your occasional use of enjambment. Good title too.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
I do not have much experience with iambic pentameter and really was glad to work at it. Thanks!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful:heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I truly appreciate the support!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome my friend:heart:
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