The picture used above is one I took last year when we visited the town of Baler on the Pacific Ocean is eastern Philippines. One of the most beautiful beaches I have seen. A couple of hours after I took this picture a freak thunderstorm rolled in and ruined our day at the beach,
The poem has been written in TERZA RIMA. The literal translation of terza rima from Italian is "third rhyme". Terza rima is a three-line stanza using chain rhyme in the pattern ABA BCB CDC DED. There is no limit to the number of lines, but poems or sections of poems written in terza rima end with either a single line or couplet repeating the rhyme of the middle line of the final tercet. The two possible endings for the example above are DED E, or DED EE. There is no set rhythm for terza rima, but in English, iambic pentameter is generally preferred.
The first known use of terza rima is in Dante's Divine Comedy, completed in 1320. In creating the form, Dante may have