Thursday, April 16, 2015

Day #16 :the nascent hour

write in the form of a terzanelle: a hybrid of the the villanelle and the terse rima, consisting of five three-line stanzas and a concluding quatrain. lines and rhymes are chained throughout the poem, so that the middle line of each triplet is repeated as the last line of the following triplet. 
any meter, or line length but all lines in the same meter 
















past six o'clock in evening's pewter dim
near ninth & chestnut church bells chime
to the south south-west spring storm"s brim

rain taps a welcome to potted lavender & thyme
thunder clatters stars amongst the gray
near ninth & chestnut church bells chime 

quiet rumble borders day's edges fray
rain fills the silver hollows of the road 
thunder clatters amongst the gray

rain fills the silver hollow of the road
green earth waking at the tap
sweet rain the oak tree bows 

folded spring's flowers water wrapped
sunlight dimmed at twilight 
green earth waking at the tap

we await storm's quickening cool rumble 
past six o'clock in evening's pewter dim
sunlight dimmed at twilight
to the south south-west spring storm"s brim

















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