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
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.