General Poetry posted September 15, 2018


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Florette poem, variation #2

Woodland Lullabye

by damommy


An ancient oak stands silent guard,
a mighty tree so gnarled and scarred.
Its branches rustle in reply
to mother vixen’s mournful cry
below a nighttime shining sky so brightly starred.
 
The creatures sing their woodland song,
a giggling brooklet plays along,
while pine trees whisper hush-a-bye,
their dulcet keys a lullaby,
the forest gently wrapped in moonlight’s soft sarong.

 



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Artwork by Albert Bierstadt.

A Florette poem, variation #2
Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,8,12
Iambic beat is required throughout (one unaccented followed by one accented syllable).
Internal rhyme not required, but can be used to enhance.

Club entry for the "Poetry Potlatch / 9-15 to 9-22-2018" event in "Potlatch Poetry".  Locate a writing club.
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