I couldn’t get Jane Dougherty’s challenge form out of my head (see yesterday’s post); and so I came up with another poem. It was inspired by the stormy rainy day we have had – a downpour with a nice stiff wind, too. A melancholy kind of day.
Jane said: “a single stanza of five lines of ten syllables each. The five end of line words all rhyme, so I strongly suggest you pick a selection of rhyming words before you start.” This time I chose “rain”, and the process went along a little faster.
Thank you again, Jane.
Thought I was ready for it. The cold rain
blown against the windows. The daisy chain
I never made. The abrasive refrain
of the last cricket. The trees stripped and plain.
The skeletons of fall. These all remain.