Again this year I am writing a poem a day to celebrate National Poetry Month. It's my FOURTH YEAR in a ROW of writing a poem a day for the A to Z Challenge. My theme this year, is signs I've photographed and poems to go with them.
Tomorrow, meet me at Laura Shovan's Author Amok for my guest post! The topic for April is Clothing Poems... I'll have a few originals and a few oldies and some good links, to boot - no I'm not doing boots.
Today I have a Rondeau (for R) for my R sign:
A Rondeau has 15 lines in all, arranged as three stanzas: first a quintet (5), then a quatrain (4), and a sestet (6). Its rhyme scheme is: aabba aabR aabbaR. The R (refrain) is short and is a phrase from the first line. All the other lines are longer and have the same metrical length.
|Reserved Parking for Sweet Dreamers|
Reserved Parking for Sweet Dreamers
Sweet dreamers may park here and sleep,
A vigil we will gladly keep;
Sit back, relax, and close your eyes -
You’ll be surprised how fast time flies
When you enjoy a rest so deep.
As round the dial the clock hands sweep
And sun retreats for moon’s full leap,
The stars call out with tiny cries,
Don’t be alarmed if you count sheep,
For as they pass, sweet dreams you’ll reap;
It will not take too many tries
Before succumbing to the prize;
And when you wake the birds will cheep,
©Donna JT Smith, 2015
I cannot believe that we are on S tomorrow!
Tomorrow is also Earth Day.
And remember, I'll see you HERE again with some silly S stuff.
And don't forget I'll be guest host at Author Amok at Laura Shovan's! Exciting stuff...oooohh! And my clothing topic begins with an S! Ha. Just realized that. I mean, I am so clever. Look how I put all this together to be a super-well-thought-out, incredibly and meticulously organized day. Yup. That's me. Or I...