Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fussy Little Forms: Chained Rhyme (posted by Marian)
“Today we will revisit a form introduced in the Garden by Joy a few years ago and enjoyed by many: CHAINED RHYME.
I don’t really think this form counts as fussy or little. But let’s do it anyway. The basic premise is that the last syllable or word of each line is followed by a rhyme on the first word or syllable of the next line. LIKE A CHAIN, get it? Hah.”
Sharp swift wind stings my face
brace myself to continue
imbued with sense of duty
to the eager dogs, prancing
glancing at each swirling leaf
gleefully trying to chase them–
gems just out of their reach
each time they tug at a leash.
Creatures of boundless energy
Visibly chilled, I lead them home.