Weekly Writing Prompt #51 – The Forest


(5) Words: | WATCH | EDGE | PROOF | PAUSE | SOOTH |

Watch the forest come alive with mighty trees

Pause and listen to the sound of rustling leaves

Leaves dance to unheard beat, soothing to the ears

And at the edge of the forest the sky grieves


Fragments of blue remain, like scattered puzzles

The air is its freshest after it drizzles

As a proof a frosty chill hung in the air

Some badgers carried the food back in their lair*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

*A Rispetto, an Italian form of poetry, is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter. The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd. A Heroic Rispetto is written in Iambic pentameter, usually featuring the same rhyme scheme.


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