For months I watched your lips and thought
how sweet your kiss would be.
A nectar to compare could not
exist on earth for me.
When we hooked up I knew I’d see
a flash of dazzling light.
No potion-mix in chemistry
Could offer such a sight!
I also knew I’d have to fight
to keep my feet on ground.
The surge from your charisma might
Propel me heaven-bound!
And then at last, you came around
to set my passion free.
But nautiousness was all I found
when my lips locked with thee.
The Virelay has no fixed meter, but does have a rhyming scheme and is written in interlinking quatrains.
It alternates, first line is long, second line is short all the way through the poem.
There is no limit of the number of stanzas but the last stanza’s 2nd and 4th lines must rhyme with the first stanza’s 2nd and 4th lines.
Pattern of a Virelay: