Hello, Björn here, welcome to another prompt to stretch your poetic limbs and (perhaps) move you a little bit out of your comfort zone

Today we are going to try our hand at a poetic form created by Connie Marcum Wong in 2007. I have tried it a few times before, but I have not found it in our dVerse archive.

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.

Here is an old effort of mine on this form

To Dance With Trees

I listen as the sunrays play
in March when days are growing long
on harpsichord a honeyed song

I watch the trees that gently sway
like waving arms they reach the sky
cerulean silk that please my eye

as swallows fly in spring ballet
they dance ‘mong cotton candy clouds
undress our nature’s somber shroud

I sip the southern wind’s bouquet
a taste of orchard’s in the air
the spring has flowers in her hair

to colorize the winter’s gray
beneath the lilies burst in bloom
and gone is winter’s sooty gloom

I listen as the sunsrays play
I watch the trees that gently sway
as swallows fly in spring ballet
I sip the southern wind’s bouquet
to colorize the winter’s gray

Here is s a glimpse of spring from where I live.

When you have written your poem, please post it to your blog, link back to dVerse, and link up your poem using Mr Linky.

Then leave a comment if you feel like it, comment, and be prepared to receive comments… you all know the drill.