~ Drought ~ Triolet ~ MP2012

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~ Drought ~




for once, I know not what to say

the spring has sprung a leak I fear

I’ve wracked my brain but there’s no way

for once, I know not what to say

I had suspicions there’d come this day

no crowing from this chanticleer

for once, I know not what to say

the spring has sprung a leak I fear




I’ve looked back on my poems of old

perchance to plant some glimmering

perhaps some tale to be retold

I’ve looked back on my poems of old

some oblique thought I can remold

there’s nothing…NOTHING…simmering

I’ve looked back on my poems of old

perchance to plant some glimmering




from desert sere a thought of you

your scent upon sirocco borne

your smiling face comes into view

from desert sere a thought of you

inspires my words to flow anew

my Desert Rose devoid of thorn

from desert sere a thought of you

your scent upon sirocco borne




no longer parched – my words o’erflow

my hymn to you is on my lips

I write for you – pay what I owe

no longer parched – my words o’erflow

your whisper like soft falling snow

sparks fly from my fingertips

no longer parched – my words o’erflow

my hymn to you is on my lips

 

 




Today’s challenge is to write a triolet. It’s an eight-line poem with two repeating lines, so only five original lines. And it has a rhyme-scheme. Read the specifics at the link or ask for clarification in the comment section.

Writers, you all realize how amazing you are? I know you’re working hard because lately submissions have been squeaking in just before deadline. As a deadline-writer, I know how hard you are pushing it. And so successfully!

And you are making me agonize over selecting the Poem-of-the-Day. I’ve wanted to call it a three-way tie. I’ve wanted to ask the Poet Laureate from 2011 to step in and pick. I’ve wanted to claim “the link’s broken” and not pick anyone because making a choice pulls me until I’m ready to snap.

Keep going, we only have two more challenges after today.

If you are new to this group or contest, go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today’s challenge.

Follow these rules:

1. Today’s prompt: Use the word plant in any form or permutation (plantation, etc.)

2. Publish so that the date stamped is April 26th with only one stamp-date

3. Tag with MP2012

4. Publish to Mindful Poetry (and other groups as you wish)

 

 

 

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