The history of Prosperous Snow written for the group Reminiscences
Romance, Romanticism, Poetry, and Mother's Day
Author's Note: I got the ideas for this entry from three challenges presented in "Romance/Love Newsletter (April 1, 2015)" . These challenges were (1) write a romantic poem using acrostic or quatrain forms, (2) Why does poetry matter to you?, and (3) write a Mother's Day poem.
Roses, red as the dawn of a cloudy day,
Open their dew glistening petals to
Music rising from the throat of a nightingale.
Alone among the blooms the
Nightingale releases his love upon the wind
Caressing the scarlet petals of roses
Emptying their perfumed passions at first light.
Line Count: 7
Form: First line Acrostic: The first letters of each line spell out a word or message.
I walked barefooted
across the cold tile of dawn
and inhaled the musk
of the Vernal Equinox .
As I looked
through an open window
I saw the boughs
of cottonwood trees sway;
I inhaled the scent of lilacs
the dew soaked grass of morning.
Line Count: 11
Form: Romanticism is a poem about nature and love with an emphasis on personal experience.
Why does poetry matter to me?
copulate with the hopes of tomorrow
birthing metaphor and simile.
It is a matter of survival,
of pushing the boundaries
of stanza and line,
of paragraph and sentence,
of rhythm and rhyme
beyond the limitations of desire.
Line Count: 9
Form: Free verse no specific rhythm or rhyme scheme.
Mother's Day Poem
Mother's Day is a day of prayer,
Of remembering her silver hair,
Of crying because I miss her face,
And the wrinkles I could trace.
Line Count: 4
Form: Quatrain with a rhyme scheme of aabb.