For Eve


“For Eve”

As Venus flashes skirts across the heavens,
Undaunted Eve, she passes fruit to Adam.
Amidst the midnight sky she knows a million
stars are wand`dring in her planetarium.
“I’m a garden, strong, to live beneath this Sun.
But distillation of my soul is driven.”
Venus takes her chances ‘oer predicted time;
Eve will grow, uncharted, over any clime.

 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. ( Hendecasyllabic lines)