A Balassi Stanza
In the gold of sunlight, I watch birds fly, alight On lush trees and fragrant blooms; A carefree, sundry spree. Wind carouses with glee Murmuring its bouquet tunes Where azure skies lilt, blush A heady summer rush: Harvesting tangy perfumes. Monarchs rise from slumber, Nectarine hued cruiser, Where ambrosial dreams throng Meadows, glades evergreen Dazzling eyes with their sheen; The air flutes with birdsong Skylarks, Chaffinchs hum, waltz On dewed breeze somersaults, Enchanting me, summerlong. Balassi stanza can be defined as a stanza or verse form consisting of nine lines with syllable count 667667667, rhyming structure is bbaccadda. The Balassi stanza is named after Hungarian Balint Balassi regarded as the first great lyricist of the Hungarian language.