So day 3? Well, day 3. So today’s prompt is to write a poem with 10 sets of rhyming words fished out from RhymeZone.The words sets I took where-
When, glen, fern
Desire, fire, choir
cherry, prairie, merry
Cloud, enshroud, proud, loud
pink, ink, think
stream, dream, beam, cream
Honey, sunny, funny
Smile, profile, while
wings, spring, things, spring
AN OLD MAN’S SONG TO YOUTH AND SPRING
When red ripe cherries begin to bloom like desires,
The glen, the prairies erupt into a coquettish fire
Ferns nodding to the merry myrtle-and-chestnut choir
Ah! Watch, that’s when the pretty spring girls come out to sing.
Clouds in capricious cotton-pink
Enshroud the valley in their carnation ink
Proud and silent like a woman who thinks
But now watch the dainty spring girls come out to dance.
Dreams take to the sky in their colorburst wings
Streams chase the soil like questions – never ending strings
Cream pinafores and daffodils – ah, bless this spring.
For I can watch the pretty spring girls come out to sing.
Funny how a despairing world changes its profile
To sunny April face and dewdrop smiles
This honey-hued dream of youth, how I shall miss in a while
When I can’t watch once more – the dainty spring girls come out to dance.
I am inviting you all to join me in this venture. Use the prompt given above to craft your own verses.
And oh, be sure to tag me.
© 2020 Sahana Narendran