Farming – Image by KL Caley
For visually challenged writersthe image shows a red tractor busy in the field.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “a fishing story” by Mia S. Willis: freak, hard, hold, cut, gasp, sand, legend, shawl, push, careful, catch, sea

Hard work and waking up early

No time to make my hair curly

Careful not to wake the baby up

But later will play catch with my pup

Breakfast of porridge with barley

Work in the farm with sister Shirley

And with Dad who’s big and burly

Don’t forget freak John as a backup

Hard work

Shawl for cold days, winter comes fairly

We push, we cut, our muscles sorely

We go to the sea for a wash and scrub

Mother gives us our bites and sup

Baby just had his first tooth so pearly

Hard work*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

  • A Rondeau is a French form, 15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR. Lines 9 and 15 are short – a refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one. The other lines are longer (but all of the same metrical length).

For: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2022/09/22/writephoto-farming/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/09/whirligig-389.html

One response

  1. KL Caley

    A fabulous farming rondeau, Ladylee. I love this poetry form. Such an upbeat entry. Thank you for joining in with #writephoto. KL ❤

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