Sometimes it does snow in April
Ol’ Man Winter exerts his will
With the March lion he’s allied
Our calendar they’ll not abide
The masses seem most mortified
That snow would deign to fall outside
Demeter smiles in mock deride
As Persephone is by her side
For his blustering’s not bona fide
And that lion runs at the lamb’s chide
It’s the last hurrah until autumn’s chill
I laugh as the scant snowflakes spill
National Poetry Writing Month – Day 4
Real Toads Challenge: Nature Poetry
Today’s form: Duo-Rhyme (12 line)
The Duo-rhyme, is a 10 or 12-line poem, with the first two and last two lines having the same rhyme scheme, and the center of the poem (lines #3 through #8 or #10) having their own separate mono-rhyme scheme.
Meter: 8 beats per line, written in iambic tetrameter (4 linear feet of iambic)
Rhyme Scheme: 10-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a or 12-line: a,a,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,b,a,a
I am ready for her to stay around. She’s so fickle… warm one minute, cold the next.. “I laugh as the scant snowflakes spill” I’ll try as this week we are suppose to have some.
I laugh as the scant snowflakes spill… that’s a powerful image 🙂
There is a feeling of intimate, chatty dialogue – with something serious to discuss. The duo-rhyme works well to enhance and sustain this tone. Lovely.
Ha– I know exactly what you are talking about, with our ten inches here. Thanks! k.
I couldnt believe the east got hammered with a snowstorm today…..sigh…….a last gasp, one hopes.
Ol Man Winter… he’s not so popular right now 🙂
The day after I came back to NY from LA – April 1, 1982, my first wife’s birthday, and heap big blizzard.