Written for: Poetic Asides Countdown to Challenge: T-minus 7 – Write a short poem. For: Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Sevenling
“The first three lines should contain an element of three. It could be three connected or contrasting statements, a list of three details or names, or something else along these lines. The three things can take up all three lines or be contained anywhere within the stanza.
The second three lines should also contain an element of three. The two stanzas do not need to relate to each other directly.
The final line/stanza should present a narrative summary, punchline, or unusual juxtaposition.”
Red-breasted robins hop
across the grass. Squirrel
runs up a tree; dogs bark.
Magnificent magnolia begins
dropping petals, as cherry trees
bloom. Daffodils look up hopefully.
Spring surprises us with early
arrival, but will it stay?