This Morning

Calm
Peaceful
I slumber 
In morning void
Of unneeded noise

Crash!
Rumble!
Thump! Bang! Boom!
That which man builds
Brings with it much sound

I
Wake to
Cacophony
Of construction
Morning peace now gone

I begin National Poetry Month for 2021 whinging in poem as this morning I was once again startled awake by the sounds of construction happening around my block before my alarm clock had the honors.

Today’s form: the Arun.

A nonce poem created by friend and fellow blogger, GirlGriot, an Arun is a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one syllable with each line. 1/2/3/4/5 — 3x. There are no other rhyme or structural requirements. 

4 thoughts on “This Morning

  1. I love this poem and the story it tells, how the first and last lines bookend each other so well. I like this form for what you’re writing, too. It’s like the first stanza is an expansion of this calm, this quiet – then we are interrupted by the noise and the break to the next stanza. I’m glad you wrote it, less glad you had to LIVE it.

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