Thursday, March 24, 2011

Verse x3

April is almost upon us. A month where spring arrives in full bloom, golfers gather for the Masters, and my baby girl turns another year older. April is also national poetry month! In honor of the occasion (and frankly, because I am short on blogging time this week), I crafted short poems in three different styles.

Can you guess the type of poem for each?
(Answers below!)

Ants scurry to build their homes,
Bees flutter from flower to flower,
Caterpillars crawl up the bark of a tree,
Day lilies begin to peek from the earth.
In the warmth of spring, hope drives life.

Memories and hope,
Where we turn when times are rough,
To mend our pained hearts.

If I had one wish for you,
It would be for you to be,
Happy and healthy and wise,
But still little girl to me.

What were those? In case you were wondering...

(1) ABC - A poem that has five lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and begins with any letter.

(2) Haiku - A Japanese poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five (syllables).

(3) Quatrain - A stanza or poem consisting of four lines. Lines 2 and 4 must rhyme while having a similar number of syllables. 

Mama’s Losin’ It 
Prompt #2: April is national poetry month...Write a poem about hope.


Bette said...Best Blogger Tips

I love your quatrain. That's also my wish for my little girl.

Kim said...Best Blogger Tips

Springtime is filled with hope, from the new blades of grass to the blossoms on the dogwood trees!

Great job, thanks for educating me about poetry today!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing the different types. All I remember doing in school were limmericks. Personally, I like the poems that rhyme. I'm at the Dr. Seuss level when it comes to poetry.

Stopping by from writer's workshop. Here's links to ours: and

Miss Rhei said...Best Blogger Tips


Aside from the fact that I was amazed at how fast you crafted those poem (short on blogging time this week) they were beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

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