This year I missed the clusters,
drupelets of ruby and jet
that glowed with autumn lustre
and others unripe as yet.
I was too busy being a poet
caught in imaginative rambles
to pick sweet fruit from brambles.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Frank is looking after the bar today and the form he has chosen is the Chaucerian stanza or rhyme royal. The form consists of seven metrical lines with the rhyme pattern ababbcc. A metrical line has a pattern of accents that seem repetitive both within the line and between the other lines of the poem. Although poets often use iambic pentameter any meter is acceptable.
Frank would like us to write seven lines that are close enough to count as rhyme royal. We can write multiple stanzas, but he’s asked us to limit the stanzas to no more than three for this challenge.