Aurora in A L’Arora

Aurora is my mother’s name

She has been telling me stories of the past

Write them down, I suggested, even just key words

Then one day we will try to put them together

Would be nice to know about our ancestors

So her children, grandchildren and the next generation

Will have a clue of what was life before

Here’s my attempt to piece together from our conversation

Baby is her nickname

Her parents thought that she was the youngest

But after eight years, my aunt arrived

Baby stucked and it suited her

She was one of the six, or was it seven?

Some of them died before they were born

For her parents, every child was a blessing*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

  • 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s