Today I’m participating in Poetry Friday.
I challenged myself to write a poem every day in April and so far I’ve been successful. Most of my poems are free verse, so I also wanted to challenge myself to try some new structures this month. In my research I came across a form called Magic 9. It appears to have been created when a poet mistakenly misspelled the word “abracadabra” leaving out the r’s. So the rhyme scheme for Magic 9 is: abacadaba
Here’s my attempt (which was harder than I thought it would be):
Wind can be a gentle breeze –
a kiss for Flower and Leaf.
Gusts soar kites above the trees
and whisper Dandy’s wishes.
A squall can anger waves in seas
or change Cloud’s fleecy form.
Wind will waltz through snow with ease
Then settle with relief –
Nature’s constant reprise.
Jama at Alphabet Soup has the roundup for today. Head over there for a poem from former UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy as well as links to other wonderful poems.