THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Returning Home in Winter” by David Romtvedt: bath, bamboo, hanging, dirty, wife, stirring, paintings, leafless, skin, blackbird, monk, fire
Blackbird hanging by the kitchen
Hanging on the bamboo shelf by the fire
Onion soup is boiling and wife is stirring it
I’m having a bath and such fun
Fun under my skin in the bath
Better being clean than dirty, I say
Daughter sitting gently as she paints leafless tree
Son is doing his sums and math
Math, such cosy family scene
People don’t know what’s lurking behind doors
Perhaps skeleton hidden in the cupboard?
Gossips and what lies in between?
Between you and me, not a word
Everyone plays his own role in this life
Good or bad, funny or serious and life goes on
Such fine dining with the blackbird*
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
* The RemyLa Rhyme Form, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 4 stanzas. Each stanza has four lines. The syllable count per stanza is 8/10/12/8 and rhyme scheme is abca defd ghig jklj. The first word of stanza 1 must also be the last word of stanza 4. The last word of stanza 1 must also be the first word of stanza 2 and the last word of stanza 2 must be the first word of stanza 3. Finally, the last word of stanza 3 must also be the first word of stanza 4.
This form is named after Laura’s daughter, Remy Lawren Lamarca. La is her signature.