one of the most fascinating places I’ve been
tons of geological oddity of honeycombed hills
stun I was when I first saw these crazy structures
none of the other places can be compared to their frills
how extraordinary they are and at the same time chaotic
bow to its fantastical topography matched by human history
row and row of marvellous troglodyte-style architecture
show us more of towering boulders of otherworldly beauty*
(c) ladyleemanila 2016
* A poetic form created by Lencio Dominic Rodrigues, the Lento is named after it’s creator, taken from his first name Lencio and rhymed to Cento, an existing form of poetry.
A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcb, defe as the second and forth lines of each stanza must rhyme. To take it a step further, but not required, try rhyming the first and third lines as well as the second and forth lines of each stanza in this rhyming pattern: abab, cdcd. The fun part of this poem is thrown in here as all the FIRST words of each verse should rhyme. There is no fixed syllable structure to the Lento, but keeping a good, flowing rhythm is recommended.