Beach Reverie

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - MTB:  The Constanza
(posted by Bjorn)

"Today we are going to try our hand at a poetic form created by Connie Marcum Wong in 2007.

This is an example of two poems in one with one short poem being expanded in a longer poem. It consists of at least 5 three-line stanzas written in iambic tetrameter (8 syllables and four feet). The first lines of each of the 5 stanzas form an independent poem (hence with at least 5 lines),

In each 3-line-stanza the ending couplets should rhyme and expand on the topic on the first line.

The internal poem given by the first lines should be reinforced by being written in monorhyme (all lines should rhyme with each other)

The rhyme scheme is, therefore: a/b/b a/c/c, and so on.

The poem should end with the internal poem."

I walked on beach of pristine sand.
At ocean's edge I dipped my toes,
shock set in, I nearly froze.

Thoughts were of Dad holding my hand.
As I look at old photographs,
there's Dad in swim shorts with a laugh.

Shared love of sea, a gift so grand.
Each roll of waves excites me still,
a special place where I'm fulfilled.

Brine scent, salty lips, seagulls land.
Contrast of warm grains and cool sea;
collect shells handled fragilely.

A beach is my private dreamland.
When sun descends it leaves shadows
that ripple water in scarlet rows.

I walked on beach of pristine sand,
thoughts of Dad holding my hand.
Shared love of sea–a gift so grand.
Brine scent, salty lips, seagulls land.
A beach is my private dreamland.

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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