This week, SALLY CRONIN selected the words:
Eager & Hope
For Hope I chose wish, and eager I decided upon aim. I thought I’d try a new form the Diatelle…
“The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an etheree, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape.”https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/flickering/
I decided just to have fun with this!
The poem is inspired by a sculpture of a deer I saw in Cambridge Botanical Gardens. Sometimes you spot a deer in the gardens but they disappear before you can study them for any time. This fellow is a little different! He’s there for keeps and I wondered if he missed the opportunity to roam! So, the poem below involves a chat between the deer and the sun!
On this eve
The air whispers
Not you, deer willow weave.
Hey, Sun! Quit gawping, swell sister
Bright yellow hot botanical drifter
Come over, plant your beams’s rays, aim your balmy kiss
Before I’m felled by the next twister
Cause me harm and makes me blister
Ain’t you so keen to please!
Do pop over to Colleen’s blog to see the challenge post and join in!
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