Saturday, August 30, 2014

Showered are the blessed!

                                                                                        Attribution: Daniel Schwen
Image: The Impending Cold (here)

A Minute Poem
With a rhyming verse of 12 lines with 60 syllables
It comprises 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4 syllables
each. The rhyme scheme is:  aabb, ccdd, eeff

a      Filling larders spruced for action
a      hibernation
b      activity
b      a reality

c      squirrels precede Man’s reaction
c      in conjunction
d     with facing cold
d     weather all told

e     prospects of White Christmas welcomed
e     it will be fun
f      brace oneself for
f      the end of year

Note: Hank finds Minute Poems more
restrictive as one needs to contend with
both rhyming and syllable count

                                                                                                 Attribution: Georgia
Image: The Little Ones (here)

A Shadorma
comprises six non-rhyming lines and
the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5

Tiny chicks
Luscious surroundings
What else should
they ask for
Heaven’s wealth in abundance
Showered are the blessed

Note: For Hannah's Real Toads both poems are 
not directly according to her prompt but almost

For Georgia's at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie  -  Shadorma
and Hannah's Nature's Wonders at Real Toads 


  1. You did really well on these Hank! Fun reads, both.
    I liked your picture choices too. The top reminds me of coming into Iowa (U.S. Midwestern state) on a wintery morning after driving all night in better climates (Southern states).
    I won't, but should have tried this one.
    Been missing your poems lately. Thank you for your visit this morning also, glad to return here.

    1. BTW, I have a 'Mountain Climbing Tale' on my other Photo and Poem blog (not the hot dogs blog) today.

    2. Yes,certain scenes can be rekindling memories. Drop by anytime. Sometimes I too may miss a few of the regular buddies. Will look up your other blog. Thanks!


  2. I liked the constrictions.. But it painted a picture I don't want to face just yet.

  3. almost is good enough when it comes to form...i think they stretch us, but we should not let a poem die to fit the form...i like the shadorma the best....even the chicks are blessed...what should we worry

  4. Really like the first one. White Christmases are special.

  5. Both are really good but I love the shadorma.

  6. Nicely done, Hank

    Yes - Winter is coming.


  7. Squirrels do know where to burrow away before the cold comes, nice rhyme too.

  8. Such a tight form ~ I specially like the shardorma with the blessings of abundance ~

  9. Nice form-writing, Hank...the animals that you brought into these make me smile. Thank you for sharing! :)

  10. Hank might not like it -- but Hank did well! Though I'm not read for a White Christmas either! And the shadorma is lovely -- a wonderful atmosphere of gratitude.

  11. Amen! How healing and reminding
    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  12. Goodness, you did fantastic with the forms...