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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #2213527
A Cuarteto poem
The winter rain falls from gray overcast skies
Flooding creeks, rivers, and ponds in the Southland
Roads crack, then wash away—travelers now banned
A prisoner in my home as waters rise

A small bird eats drowned worms, flaps its wings and flies
As I dash to the mailbox, squishing soaked land
This cannot last; it’s already out of hand
The only things left unsodden are my eyes


Author's note: The “Cuarteto”, Spanish for quartet, is an Argentine genre of music and also a stanzaic form of poetry, which is simply any number of quatrains made up of rhymed 11-syllable lines. Rhyme scheme is either abba or abab.
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