Should A Spring Day Arise

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Octometer

“Octameter is a poem made up of 16 lines divided into two stanzas of 8 lines each.

Each line has a syllable count of 5.

The set rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/d/e/d/f/d g/h/c/g/i/g/d/d.

But, you can use your judgement on using a different pattern, or forgoing the scheme all together.”

A lovely Spring day
is a rare treasure.
A light breeze blowing
and tickling your hair.
Crocus show green heads,
bursting to appear
in royal purpleness
where the ground lays bare.

Shed winter clothing
for cottons and tees,
pale, bare skin showing.
New loves are growing
on picnic blankets–
pink faces glowing.
When ice cream is shared,
you forget your cares.

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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4 Responses to Should A Spring Day Arise

  1. Jules says:

    Maybe I forgot to post my comment?

    I really enjoyed your verses. Spooky tales and trains seem to roll together nicely.


  2. “til a tipsy talker told tales until early light.” Nice alliteration – not a fun passenger

    “sits on the night train
    reading Agatha Christie
    with spooky feelings”
    esp if it is “Murder on the Orient Express” or “Mystery on the Blue Train” or
    “What Mrs McGillicuddy Saw” spooky indeed!


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