Daily poem: April Florescence

It’s April, Easter Sunday, April Fool’s Day, and the start of NaPoWriMo. The sun is shining, the unsettled March weather is definitely over and the sweetest season has begun. It seems appropriate to give the Florescence a whirl. It’s a new form that I have cobbled together using ideas borrowed from both the Florette and the Essence, hence the name. Florescence also fits in with the idea of new growth, so a true spring poem.

The rules:

โ€”one stanza of three lines

โ€”first two lines of six syllables

โ€”the third line has nine syllables

โ€”the rhyme rhyme scheme is on the sixth syllable of each line (so it’s an internal rhyme in the third line), and the last word rhymes with the first.

You can find examples here hereย  and here.


Blown away in the rain,

winter dark, bitter stain,

sun-sparkling pools remain, spring shoots grown.



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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

47 thoughts on “Daily poem: April Florescence”

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  2. I am now laughing at your blithe assertions that the unsettled weather is over! You might be a couple of weeks ahead of us, of course. Lovely florescence though – and such an appropriate form for the time of year.

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