Poetry Friday: Wind

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.

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24 Responses to Poetry Friday: Wind

  1. Kimberly Hutmacher says:

    Your poem perfectly captures all of the emotions of wind. I love it!

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  2. Linda Mitchell says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely…the rhyme really gives it the feel of a waltz.

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  3. Nice, Rose! Wonderful imagery – and yes, I can imagine it’s more difficult than one would think, considering all those “a”s!

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  4. lindabaie says:

    I will note this new form, Rose. Your poem is delightful, “windy” wonderful!

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  5. jama says:

    Nice job, Rose!! Enjoyed your windy poem. 🙂

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  6. Well done, Rose. I don’t know a Magic 9, but so glad this breezed through!

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  7. bmagee10 says:

    I love thinking about the wind as “a kiss for Flower and Leaf”. I’m going to give the Magic 9 form a try! 🙂

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  8. janicescully says:

    Natures constant reprise–I like that. I love your poem and the form, especially as it’s easy to remember. All you have to say is abracadabra.

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  9. haitiruth says:

    What an interesting challenge! I like what you’ve done with it!
    Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  10. Janet F. says:

    Rose, this form is new to me and I love what Janice has said. I can see it had to take some time to accomplish, but you certainly brought Wind to life. And so many different aspects like kissing and waltzing, soaring and angering. I am going to give this a go for sure.

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  11. Such an interesting form (and fun origin story!)–I can see how rhyming all those a lines would be a challenge. And it gives the poem a different, windy feel!

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  12. Cathy M says:

    What an interesting form. Oh, the wind. I love the line: “whisper Dandy’s wishes.” It was interesting the way your subtle capitalization of Dandy, Cloud, etc. brought new perspective. Congrats on making it over the halfway mark with your poetry!

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  13. cvarsalona says:

    Rose, you piqued my imagination with this poetic form (new to me). I enjoyed such lines as “a kiss for Flower and Leaf.” and “Wind will waltz through snow with ease.”

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  14. Ooh, I love this, Rose! And isn’t it interesting how certain rhyme schemes feel so…odd to us. At least especially to me, as I write a lot in rhyme and I expect rhyming end words to fall in certain lines. It’s almost like musical compositions when they talk about (I say they, because I don’t truly understand the musical technical part, but I do get the emotion) unresolved chords and the feelings those evoke. Works so well for the erratic nature of wind! PS Thanks for coming to the Kaigler session :>)

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  15. katswhiskers says:

    You’ve captured so many facets of the wind here, Rose – and let them dictate word choice, too. Lovely.

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  16. maryleehahn says:

    I love all the facets of wind!

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