By Ashley Lister

You know I like to see you wearing stockings 

And it’s true I’d love to see you in a thong 

The sexy lingerie look’s one you’re rocking 

It makes my need for you grow: both long and strong 

Whilst some of my kinky thoughts are quite shocking 

When I share them here in this poetic song 

If you are supportive and never mocking 

I’m sure that you and I shall get along 

Similar in construction to the Ottava Rima, the Strambatto is also eight hendecasyllabic (11 syllables) lines. However, the rhyme scheme for the Strambatto presented here, the Sicilian form, is a simple alternating structure: a, b, a, b, a, b, a, b.

I think 11 syllable lines can be quite a challenge so, this month, I particularly look forward to seeing your poems in the comments box below.