#Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge #2 Anticipation

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “A Week Before Christmas” by Mary Jo Salter: snaps, deck, gingerbread, thumbnail, spins, fable, icing, peppermints, crash, surprise, manger, torn

Anticipation is this week

When we bake some gingerbread and snaps

We thumbnail what we wanted to order for them

Glad even when the weather’s bleak

Happy when we icing the cake

Deck the halls and decorating the tree

Assembling the manger even some parts are torn

Surprise when we see snow flake

The time to spin some fable

For the children to hear virtually

And some of them what my mother used to tell us

Blessing, happy to be able

And later on in memory

Pleasure is still found in surprises

And as we light the candle for each Advent week

We give thanks, a past reverie*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

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.

For: #Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge #2 Anticipation – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write (tchistorygal.net), The Whirligig: Whirligig 296 (sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com)

5 Comments

  1. I love this poem, Lady Lee. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy and in the holiday mood. Thanks for playing along with #WQWWC. This was such a fun, feel good poem. 🙂 Have a great week M’lady. 🙂

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