Harbinger of spring – Photo Challenge #148

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– Anja Bührer

white bubbles of froth jostle in the lake
witch hazels and yew harbinger of spring
trudging through the greens, life in stake

they crush inward without any break
psittacism speech together they sing
white bubbles of froth jostle in the lake

hoping toes not be bitten by snake
hoping also not a dross they make
trudging through the greens, life in stake

pouring their hearts out, not fake
together they’re equally beaming
white bubbles of froth jostle in the lake

the situation they both partake
what they’re doing is baffling
trudging through the greens, life in stake

hope they win for both their sake
for this is real, never a fling
white bubbles of froth jostle in the lake
trudging through the greens, life in stake*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

One of the most famous Villanelle is “Do not go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas.

For: Photo Challenge #148, Wordle #138 “January 16th, 2016”

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