I pass through many stages,
right from birth to ripening ages,
turning one by one life’s pages,
stimulating memories forward and behind.
As I sift the sands of time,
sadness, happiness, hatred, love fill my eyes,
a few words hurt and a few sound wise,
like oceanic tides they rise,
I discard painful emotions, take the ones that rhyme.
The wind settles,
calm in my heart I find,
serenity invades mind,
I remember his gestures so kind,
life is all about contentment and rolling blissful pebbles.
Envelope Quintet (Italian) is a 5 line verse in which the center lines are enclosed by the rhyme of the outer lines.Rhyme scheme: abbba or abcba or aabaa