Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Florette form
A Florette consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.
Syllable count: 8,8,8,12
Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Fourth line requirement: internal (b) rhyme on syllable 8.
A great form for POETIC BLOOMINGS since, like the outgrowing of a small flower, the fourth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.
Little girl on a carousel
excited when she heard the bell.
Dad told her to catch the brass ring.
She stretched out her hand, but short fingers won’t propel.
As an adult, she thought about
that old brass ring and had her doubts.
Did anyone ever catch it?
Even if it was a gimmick, she loved the crowd.