The air is fresh, cool breeze, dark time
Trees and monkey bars, children climb
Wind whispers as crispy leaves fall
Time for tea, as their mothers call
Just got back from our holiday, feeling refresh
Summer’s over, children playing, the air is fresh
Time for harvest, grapes and apples
Make some wine and apple crumbles
As crunchy copper leaves fall off
We’re cooking beef stroganoff
Harvest thanksgiving festival, it is a must
Grateful for pumpkins and produce, time for harvest*
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
* The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.
Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain …thus, the Wrapped Refrain.
Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (or loosely joined) together for the title of the poem.