Terza rima

Terza rima

A Poem by Doug Ordunio

an old poetic form. This one was written in 2008.


A terza rima is an ancient poetic form. It consists of14 lines of iambic pentameter. The rhyme scheme is as follows:  ABA BCB CDC DED EE



My only wish I could again feel bliss

Inflamed by passion’s joys which once had sprung

Sensations were implanted by her kiss


The darting curious movements of her tongue

The firmness of the pressure from her breast

The ecstasy bursting from a mouth so young


And I perceived from deep within my chest

The fluttering stammering pulsing of her heart

Our secret longings we could not arrest


The sparks like errant fireflies did dart

Between us in a ballet oh so splendid

But soon I felt there was the need to part


Before we could engage, our bodies blended

Like smoke into the air our love had ended

© 2011 Doug Ordunio

Advertise Here
Want to advertise here? Get started for as little as $5

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


The subject matter goes very well with this poetic format, two passions blending together in rhyme, a memory of past times.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


1 Review
Added on December 5, 2011
Last Updated on December 6, 2011
Tags: poetry, love, attachment, romance


Doug Ordunio
Doug Ordunio

Tujunga, CA

I have been writing for a little while-- Please read and you might be entertained. Please don't send me tons of read requests. If you must send one, make sure it's your best stuff. From me, you will.. more..