Aurora’s Call

This is another set poetry form, called a villanelle. Unlike the pantoum, it has a set number of stanzas, and two repeating lines in specified positions.

Aurora’s Call

As early morning sun cuts through the trees,
The humans in their houses still lie dreaming…
And some of last night’s dew is in the breeze.

Rabbits on the lawn play at their ease,
Under vivid sky with color screaming
As early morning sun cuts through the trees.

A dog comes bounding out. The rabbits freeze,
But this dog’s old, the menace only seeming,
And some of last night’s dew is in the breeze.

These beasts can’t see color. Are birds, then, pleased
By pearly skies, with peach and grape clouds streaming
As early morning sun cuts through the trees?

Now flowers open, welcoming the bees—
The garden facing East’s already teeming;
And some of last night’s dew is in the breeze.

The wine-hued clouds of dawn now down to lees—
But look! One person sits, with coffee steaming,
As early morning sun cuts through the trees,
And some of last night’s dew is in the breeze.

Updated: November 1, 2018 — 4:53 pm

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Mary Wildfire

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