I am judging your poem as part of Round 20 of the Pond Poetry - ON HIATUS!
contest. I appreciate your sharing your work, and hope that this review can be of some use.
Round 20 Prompt: Image of sunflowers
Round 20 Form: Decuain
The Decuain is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter.
There are 3 set choices of rhyme scheme: ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc
For a longer Decuain poem, add more stanzas for a double, triple, quadruple, etc. All stanzas must have the same rhyme scheme as the first.
A poem of pomp and circumstance, garden style.
Technical adherence to form and prompt
Line count: 10 lines
Syllable count: 10 syllables per line , lines 3,7,10 have 11
Rhyme scheme: ababbcbccc
Meter: iambic pentameter several glitches
You followed the form fairly well in most ways, but clearly had some trouble with the iambic pentameter, and were a bit sloppy with the syllable counts.
What I liked most
I liked the regal wording and royal descriptions.
My general suggestions and technical concerns
Be careful not to sacrifice the meaning for the form. When you have phrases like "links duo life-wheel", you are going to lose the reader.
Rating and Rationale
You followed the form and prompt fairly well, although you didn't manage to get the meter, iambic pentameter, as required. Because of all these factors, I gave you 3.0 stars, which is average for WDC. Good luck with the contest!