RDP Wednesday – GRATEFUL

My mother’s name is Aurora and I’m very grateful to her. I’m writing a poem for her and it’s the A L’Arora. The A L’Arora, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 8-lined stanzas. The rhyme scheme for this form is a, b, c, d, e, f, g, f with no syllable count per line. The minimum length for the poem is 4 stanzas with no maximum length stipulation. The A L’Arora is named after Laura Lamarca as “La” is her signature. “Aurora” is Italian and means “dawn” – “Arora” is derived from this. This form is dedicated to Chad Edwards.

To our mother who is so beautiful
We are eternally grateful
For all the things you’ve given us
For all the lessons you’ve taught us
And of course, for all the fun we’ve had
We are nothing without you
The centre of our lives
Without you we haven’t got a clue

Thank you mother dearest
From the bottom of our hearts
Wishing for your good health
And more years to come
You still have a lot to share
Your stories, your memories, our joy
Our phone calls every day
Our own Helen of Troy

Your positive attitude
Your unfading beauty
The care for everyone
Your dancing and singing
Especially “Crazy for you”
That you sing with gusto
Every opportunity you have
You’re harvesting what you sough

To Mother’s Day from our cosy nest
We say thanks for all your zest
We are all truly blessed
You’re the best MOM in the world
Stay with us for as long as possible
We’ll all be faithful as promised
In return for what you’ve done
You’re generous, cool and honest*

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

* The A L’Arora

For: RDP Wednesday – GRATEFUL

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