Red-crowned Birds

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Catena Rondo
“(Catena means chain; rondo means circle.) An apt description, as these poems chain together the circuitous lines that are repeated throughout the stanzas, and invariably the complete poem.”

These are the particulars of a catena rondo:

  • The poem has an unlimited number of quatrains
  • Each quatrain possess a rhyme pattern of AbbA
  • The first line of each quatrain is also the final line of the quatrain
  • The second line of each quatrain is the first line of the next quatrain
  • The final quatrain should repeat the first quatrain word for word

 

Watched two birds with red-crowned heads,
flap their wings, and carefully groom.
Hoped for new tenants; our birdhouse lacked room.
Watched two birds with red-crowned heads,

flap their wings, and carefully groom,
perched on roof of our garage–
though no sale of bird clothes in large.
Flap their wings, and carefully groom.

Perched on roof of our garage
while I stared through door, afraid they’d leave.
Kept dogs in, so the birds would not flee,
perched on roof of our garage.

Watched two birds with red-crowned heads
flap their wings, and carefully groom.
Hoped for new tenants; they needed more room.
Watched two birds with red-crowned heads.

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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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2 Responses to Red-crowned Birds

  1. Mike Bayles says:

    Sarah, I love this poem. You do a great job with poetic forms.

    Like

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