I inhale the chill of an autumn dawn
|I inhale the chill of an autumn dawn,
sigh and sweep the cobwebs from my mind
try to push away another hour of sleep:
Try dormant childhood memories can I find?
Somewhere a bonfire burns and scarecrows dance:
They're either an animated movie or a dream?
Dare I go on the hunt for memories pine cones--
Share moments that generated this poem's theme.
Line Count: 8
Form: Lento: A single Lento is composed of 2 quatrains (4-line stanzas) rhyming abcb defe or abab cdcd, with the first word of each line rhyming. There is no fixed syllable count; however, the rhythm should flow. A double Lento is composed of four verses, and a triple Lento has six verses. For more information see http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/lento.html
Prompt Words: DORMANT, BONFIRE, COBWEBS, SLEEP, HUNT, PINE CONES, SCARECROWS
Written For: "Verdant Poetry Contest" Round 18 - Autumn