Because of you

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Ode on an Abandoned House” by Hayan Charara: wind, rain, keys, held, inherit, whispering, ants, worms, birds, uncut, overgrown, buckled

Your three things challenge today are:


Because of you my life is gold

Whispering wind I don’t feel cold

I miss the rain as the birds sing

Box of flowers you always bring me to behold

Because of you I hold the keys

To your heart I inherit ease

Ants and worms in the overgrown

Knees buckled and my stomach churn then there’s light breeze

Because of you I love flowers

Uncut from the garden of ours

Nature at its best for there’s hope

Together all hindrance we cope even all hours*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a
Meter: 8,8,8,12
Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.

Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the forth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.

For: February 2021 Writing Prompts – Putting My Feet in the Dirt, The Whirligig: Whirligig 303 (, Three Things Challenge #506 | pensitivity101 (


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