Lapis Skies (Rispetto).

by Steven Beesley   Jul 17, 2012

Lapis colored skies at dusk say adieu
to the now departing burgundy sun light.
The light of day now greeted by evening blue,
like the changing of the guard, bidding good night.

The entrance now of the small glorious stars
in the milky way galaxy which is ours.
Shinning in deepest darkness, silver and gold
Small tiny diamonds for us to behold.

17th July, 2012 (c)


Rispetto, (Italian:: "respect," )plural rispetti, a Tuscan folk verse form, a version of strambotto. The rispetto lyric is generally composed of eight hendecasyllabic (11-syllable) lines. In its earliest form the rhyme scheme was usually abababcc. Later, the scheme ababccdd became more prominent, and other variations can also be found.


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  • 9 years ago

    by End Of Eternity

    Amazing...great choice of words & very unique form. Glad that i read it.

    all the best and take care

  • 9 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Liked the title and liked how you used to describe natures everlasting skies! This form is indeed an elegant one..well penned!

  • 9 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    You are very welcome~ and those nasty gremlins are evil :-)

  • 9 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    This form is elegant... and very rich in beauty of nature.... I got lost in all its glory...

    One thing I would like to ask: Second stanza; first line, you have "of the" written twice... did you mean to write it that way for a repetitious feeling?

    In my opinion, this is a gorgeous nature formed piece and one I feel deserves to be highlighted!

    • 9 years ago

      by Steven Beesley

      ^^^I am glad you caught the bug, don't know what happened but seems a gremlin crept in when transferring text to site?

      Thanks for your comments.