NaPoWriMo 18 – Rubaiyat Noir

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is to write a ruba’i, a Persian form of poetry using a four-line stanza with the rhyme sequence AABA. Multiple stanzas form a rubaiyat. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, which you may have read, has 101 stanzas. Mine is, um, somewhat less profound with only three.

I also incorporated today’s #heartsoup prompt (“one silk scarf”), provided on Twitter by @HeartSoupPoems.

Hope you enjoy the dark side….

Rubaiyat Noir

by Jan Brown

A wife’s true love, its memory spilled
With his birthday gift, her breath was stilled
With blackest heart, he stole it back
The one silk scarf with which he killed

His new love turned away from him
Could not abide his violent whim
Terrified that she would talk
Her fate was sealed; he did her in

So now the monster is bereft
His first love and his last love left
This earthly plane for higher bliss
And he in chains, this world and next

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