Rhyme, or: Reason

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

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-

   wait- did- 
   his medication?
Tea-pot bubbling, steaming, he 
   tear-shaped pink-  
Water's ready

Prepared for anything
   now if only it sounds good
Yes, that's the 
Inhaling- too 

   is for the birds
   he sighs

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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Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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58 thoughts on “Rhyme, or: Reason”

  1. Oh, I’m often still lethargic myself long after cockcrow hour! Those birds get up too early! A lovely snippet of morning, David…charming with the addition of the birds, which I love to watch and listen to. I have sometimes colored my words too. It does add some emphasis–and fun. Gayle ~

  2. Everything is for the birds
    he sighs
    ‘Chirp chirp’ indication it’s for the birds all along the way, how nice David!

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