With a weary heart overcome with melancholy he did toil
In fields where nought was known to grow.
He had invested his hope in this land, crops must grow in this soil
His love, so fey and fickle, must be convinced to stay
And looking at clouds so dark, he bowed his head and for rain he did pray
This style may be written about anything. However, it’s often still used to describe a person, place, or thing. Nonetheless, there’s nothing wrong about stepping outside the box.
Line1: One word
Line2: Two words
Line 3: Three words
Line 4: Four words
Line 5: One word
This poem is strictly about a specific noun, but not (usually) a specific person–in rare occasions, I have seen them about specific objects. For example, it may be about a cup, a specific trophy, a sport, a sportsman.
Line1: A noun
Line2: Two adjectives
Line 3: Three -ing words
Line 4: A phrase
Line 5: Another word for the noun
Line1: Two syllables
Line2: Four syllables
Line 3: Six syllables
Line 4: Eight syllables
Line 5: Two syllables