(A Terza Rima form
is a three-line stanza using chain rhyme in the pattern
A-B-A, B-C-B, C-D-C, D-E-D. Anther possible ending is
d-e-d, e or d-e-d, e-e.)
Gazing, I am mesmerised by topaz sky.
I fear maddening envy is all in vain
As I wipe away tears from each covetous eye.
The tears that dance then merge with the rain,
Fall upon me, ill fitting and incomplete.
Misted hazes halt many reasons to explain.
The old park bench’s damp but dusted seat
Takes the weight of thought and old ideas,
While the sun’s fresh rake runs a rainbow’s treat.
Fresh paint washes over contemplative fears
Hidden well behind walls and their quizzical whys.
I tilt my head to meet the sun’s canvassed sears.
Feeling whole, replenished and for once warm and dry,
Gazing, I am mesmerised by a topaz sky.