February 27, 2008

the roundabout...

So lately, I've been trying to boost my post points on CleanPlace. We get points for posting creative writing, and when you hit 175 you gain entry into the "secret" hangout spot. I'm currently at 140 and trying to get there. Normally, I'm not competitive, but I have a small spark plus, several of the girls in there have been bugging me about it. So, I've been writing a lot of poetry. To make it more interesting, I've been exploring new poetic forms. While chatting with one of CP's best poets (and no, I wasn't talking to myself!), he asked about the forms and said, "So basically, you come up with some rules and write a poem and call it a form?" Yes, basically. "We should do that," he said. And so, we did! He came up with the meter and rhyme, I added a repeating line and voted for the fourth stanza (which brings it all around full circle) and gave it its name, Roundabout. So here it is-

When Spring Trips 'Round

When wildflowers bloom once more
And raindrops touch the earth,
Faeries will come
To start the hum
And raindrops touch the earth!

Come join the song, the dance the mirth!
Enjoy the juicy plum.
Under the sun
'Til day is done-
Enjoy the plum!

The clouds let out the beating drum-
Rejoice with us as one.
Our joy we pour
For pain we bore-
Rejoice with us as one.

Of gleeful hope, winter knows none,
But speaks of faeries lore,
Of magic birth,
The greatest worth
But speaks of faeries lore.

(c) SDD 2008


MangyCat said...


Anonymous said...

I have to say, this is one of my favorite blogs. You write great poetry!

Sara said...

than anon :) I did have fun with that one! And thanks for the comment Mangy!

MangyCat said...

*pokes blog*