As I crested the rocky outcrop, I spied some little grey
I boldly ran towards it through the wintry day
It spun on legs so brittle and desperately sought a way
To escape my fearsome scrutiny, as if a thing of prey
At last it gasped, exhausted and had a mind to stay
While I recorded gently its full-bodied, woody sway.
monorhyme = an identical rhyme on every line, common in Latin and Arabic