Spring Etheree, Make it a Double

Fresh
pastels
awaken
across branches
embellishing trees.
In Pandora’s gardens
blossoms revel in release,
flouncing layer after layer
of petal pushing vivacity.
Birds gather fallen foliage for nests.
Squirrels give chase, bouncing across branches.
And rain? Maybe love is in the rain.
Incessant showers in April
encourage roots to feed Earth’s
aphrodisiac blooms.
Compelling trees to
green their branches,
hiding spots
for spring’s
nests.

Brenda Warren 2016

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Can you see the bee?                                            ~  BWarren 2016

Notes:
This poem is a double etheree written for the NaPoWriMo prompt for today, and for Elizabeth’s prompt. It’s Earth Day. Love your mother.

An etheree consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. A double etheree consists of 20 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 syllables.

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4 thoughts on “Spring Etheree, Make it a Double

  1. I’m getting to know all sorts of different forms now, Brenda – I want to have a go at writing some myself! I like this – it flows and bounces along nicely… and I could really picture that squirrel!

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