Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar  (posted by Frank)
Write a couplet or couplets about the solstice.

“It’s that time of year again. The Sun has been moving to either its highest or its lowest position in the sky. That trend reverses today.

Long days will become shorter. Short nights will become longer. Or the opposite depending on where you are on the Earth.

Day and Night. Two dancers interacting with each other are couples and couples remind me of couplets, a simple poetic form containing only two lines.

That will be the challenge today. Write a couplet, or a longer poem containing many couplets, optionally about the solstice.”


A late sunset this night
gathering at Stonehenge to intuit secrets

Falling in love on this longest day
will comfort one when short nights ensue

Seven flowers picked and placed under pillow
will bring dreams of future spouse

FormForAll – Couplets for the New Year

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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