Thank you

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Big Clock” by Li-Young Lee: clock, face, key, saw, borders, safe, gain, forgetting, smiling, spilled, goes, calendar

Thank you for smiling

Makes my day when I’m sad

All through the calendar

Makes me safe round the clock

Borders of lavender

Thank you for smiling

Even if I forget

Where did I leave that key?

Or when I spill my tea

Or busy as a bee

Thank you for smiling

And when I see your face

Gaining that confidence

To try and try again

Years of experience

Thank you for smiling

It goes with everything

And no need to worry

What comes up must come down

So what is the hurry?*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

  • The Monchielle is a poem that consists of four five-line stanzas where the first line repeats in each verse. Each line within the stazas consist of six syllables, and lines three and five rhyme. The rhyme pattern is Abcdc Aefgf Ahiji Aklml.
  • The Monchielle form was created by Jim T. Henriksen.


4 responses

  1. MyCreativeMuscle

    Thanks for the mini lesson on a form of poetry I wasn’t previously familiar with. And thanks for the poem about smiles. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      my pleasure 🙂


  2. P.J.

    Thank you for being part of this challenge! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thanks, too for the challenge 🙂


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