By Ashley Lister
You know I like to see you wearing stockings
And it’s true I’d love to see you in a thong
The sexy lingerie look’s one you’re rocking
It makes my need for you grow: both long and strong
Whilst some of my kinky thoughts are quite shocking
When I share them here in this poetic song
If you are supportive and never mocking
I’m sure that you and I shall get along
Similar in construction to the Ottava Rima, the Strambatto is also eight hendecasyllabic (11 syllables) lines. However, the rhyme scheme for the Strambatto presented here, the Sicilian form, is a simple alternating structure: a, b, a, b, a, b, a, b.
I think 11 syllable lines can be quite a challenge so, this month, I particularly look forward to seeing your poems in the comments box below.