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.
—one stanza of three lines
—first two lines of six syllables
—the third line has nine syllables
—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 here and here.
Blown away in the rain,
winter dark, bitter stain,
sun-sparkling pools remain, spring shoots grown.
47 thoughts on “Daily poem: April Florescence”
I like this form, Jane. Maybe I’ll give it a whirl. Happy April! (We might get snow tonight!)
Happy April to you too. Do try the form. I find it more satisfying than the essence. It’s proper spring here now, normal temperatures and sunshine. Whoopee!
I gave it a go…but missed the last note…will present a do-over. 😉
A glorious beginning 💜🐣
Glad you like it 🙂
I did 😀
I love this new form Jane. Happy Easter and here’s to spring staying this time!! 🐣
Let’s hope so! Glad you like the new form. I’m going to keep in with it for a while.
This has a wonderful rhythm. But spring has gotten lost here in NYC…(K)
Thanks Kerfe. Spring is late here too, by a couple of weeks according to the farmers.
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.
I’m taking my words back today. It’s miserable!