Dandelion Wishes

Blown soft against the gentle bloom
Bloom of the most, tender of white
White fluff to fly, upon the winds
Winds soft under, warm summer nights
Nights just like this, where clouds are naught
Naught like true love, thought ne’er to find
Find just for her, but now she feels
Feels of that chance, once deemed declined

Declined to ones, money denied
Denied like her, of lower class
Class of poor – she, he – class of clout
Clout that declares love of the lass
Lass who now dares, to dream of life
Life like only, the rich have known
Known not by her, she felt ‘till now
Now with the prayer, she’s gently blown


Today’s form? Chain Verse

Chain verse has two known forms: one repeats the last word or syllable of a line with the first word or syllable of the next line, while the other repeats the last line of each stanza with the first line of the following stanza.

While not required, I created a complete chain where the last word of the poem is also the first word.

dVerse ~Poets Pub | OpenLinkNight #174

13 thoughts on “Dandelion Wishes

  1. Love this! Will have to try a “chain poem” myself. I didn’t notice the last word “matching” the beginning of the poem but felt it intuitively — that circle round, that sense of complete — and then read that you’d done this. So the sense of the poem shines through rather than the form — and that’s a very good thing! 🙂 Enjoyed a lot!

  2. Very effective! Good form in this. But I do like the dandelions – I have an area of my lawn dedicated to them, white and red clover, and a few other weeds enjoyed by the butterflies and bees.

  3. This is beautiful. I love how you ended it with the word that started the chain, making it a full circle.

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