Blue, crescent moons, scything their rapidly oscillating
pathway through tossing, ashen oceans.
Moon clown faces and jolly clicks belying the truly
efficient hunter capable of taking sharks.
News of helping humans abound – they even perform
Clever creatures that communicate with the world in
Never known to carry out an unfair act or a dangerous one.
Ever they’re bringing joy to all who take the time to
Are they of this insecure and inadequately
Far and wide across the Earth’s oceans found in
Star connate species planted on our sphere for a purpose
yet to be discovered.
©David L Atkinson June 2013
This poem gives two examples of poetic styles that can be 'played' with depending on what you are wanting to achieve with your work. I have rhymed the first word of each line rather than the more conventional final word and I have used enjambment which is a French term for 'crossing over'. Instead of stopping at the end of a line the end comes part way through the next line. Now this is not the purest form of enjambment. Below is a better example by Keats,
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and asleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.(ll .1-5)
The first and last lines above are end-stopped; lines 2, 3 and 4 are enjambed.