Sweet breeze beyond windows rhymes Whispering sweet no-things to leaves that rustle coquettishly Never before have they fluttered with so much animation Flirtatious feathered creatures sailing along ethereal Streams land in pairs to catch teasing airy murmurs -Chirp- Straining for rhymes in the drift lethargic still long past cockcrow hour he hears children's Gales of laughter and squalls cherubs performing punk rock somewhere near that distract- oh- Coffee! wait- did- his medication? Tea-pot bubbling, steaming, he pops a tear-shaped pink- -Click- Water's ready Prepared for anything now if only it sounds good Yes, that's the point Inhaling- too sharply -Cough- Coffee all over -Chirp- Everything is for the birds he sighs
d’Verse Open Link Night
For d’Verse OLN #309, I’m sharing this poem, which I wrote in May ’20… It was one of my earlier attempts at free verse. Also, as you can see, I colored some of the words, which is something that I haven’t seen a lot of other WP poets do… But I feel that this adds un certain quelque chose. which makes this poem more complete to me.
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58 thoughts on “Rhyme, or: Reason”
I love how the leaves fell for the sweet breeze, it’s so funny, that is what they do.
Perfect placing of words for real effect.
It’s so hilarious, i can see it in my minds eye, they fall for it all the time.
Like the wind or breeze wakes up every morning with this mission on their minds.
💖❤️ Abi ❤️💖
Nice and light. It gave me a lift.
💓🤍 Benita 🤍💓
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A definite repost coming soon.😊
🤎💘 Andrew 💘🤎
You made me laugh out loud with this one! Everything was going swimmingly up to the -Chirp-, then I started to giggle, then “coffee” arrived and I began to chuckle. Freaking brilliant, good sir! What a fun, well-written piece! -Chirp- 😀
💛💞 Mike 💞💛
Sometimes it be like that! Thanks for the chuckle,
❤️💕 Shay 💕❤️
I enjoyed the colors and sounds of this anything-but-lethargic poem, David 🙂
💖💜 Lynn 💜💖
Makes me want to have a coffee 🙂 I enjoyed the free verse and the way it rambles like a stream of consciousness.
🧡💓 Suzanne 💓🧡 ~ thank you!
There was a zen in this for me, a meditation which gets close to something until the coffee goes down wrong. – Brendan
💛💝 Brendan 💝💛 ~ thanks!
So delightful David!
😍 thanks, Linda 😍
i enjoyed the whimsy in these poems. Chirp. I love it because everything is for the birds.
😘 Molly 😘
A simply delightful whimsy!
🙃 Espie 🙃