- Winter Has Passedby damommy
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A Tri-Fall Poem for Potlatch
Winter Has Passed by damommy

Plants already peeping
above ground,
so eager to blossom once more.
They’ve only been sleeping,
waiting ‘round
to show the blooms that lay in store.

Squirrels cavorting up trees,
cursing cats,
and bees are buzzing everywhere,
the hummingbirds hovering
having spats
with any who try to feed there.

The best-liked time of year
by many
because all life begins anew.
Birdsongs bring lilting cheer,
not any
blemishes on horizons blue.



Author Notes
The Tri-fall, created by Jan Turner, consists three 6-line stanzas, for a total of 18 lines. The rhyme scheme is a,b,c,a,b,c and meter for each stanza is as follows: 6/3/8, 6/3/8. This form requires little to no punctuation and can be written on any subject matter.

[Notice the rhyme pattern stays the same for all verses, but the WORDS that rhyme change with each one--the same rhyme pattern with a new set each verse]


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