I praise the beast who gave me boots,
eyes that thawed winter with absolute,
Together we stamped the damp ground
with our names. I am astounded.
to hide the animal I’ve found.
- Jennifer Hill
This is a Ronsardian Ode. It's a French stanza form, syllabic (decasyllabic and tetrasyllabic lines), rhyming, with nine line stanzas. Mine is short. I realize this poem isn't going to win me any vegan friends.