Envy – A Constanza

The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.

Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.


Envy is something negative
A potent cause of wretchedness
What they got, you want, too and plus

Envy is a green monster, too
Comes up when you least expect it
You’re more jealous than you admit

Could also be “schadenfreude”
Pleasure from troubles of others
Outgrowth of envy for others

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

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