Just an Ordinary Garden – A Tercetonine
If I were a garden junky
My garden would look quite funky
With flowers galore I could sell in a store
Even so, in my garden many a flower grows
All year round because it never snows
Right now snowdrops gracefully bow
The lawn is nice and clean
A carpet of emerald green
Dandelion in slumber waiting for summer
To burst into stars of gold
Shining bright and bold
Not as a weed, but a welcome seed
My neighbour’s cats are welcome too
And the lizard whose tongue is blue
But a snake’s sight would give me a fright
As for caterpillars and slimy slugs
I don’t like those voracious garden thugs
At least they’re not the worst kind of beast
I don’t care much for the funnel-web either
The deadly, fuzzy, black spider
Well, such is life – there’s no garden with no strife.
10 August 2013, Sydney, Australia.
P.S., Re: Tercetonine. I created this form for Mindful Poetry Contest 2012 out of sheer frustration because I couldn’t master Dante’s terza rima.
Each stanza has 3 lines (tercet).
The first two lines rhyme.
The third line contains internal rhyme.
With Susan Budig’s help this form was named Tercetonine and featured as a challenge in Mindful Poetry Contest 2013. Some of you will remember the 16 wonderful tercetonines that dealt with Australia.
Tercetonine comes from tercet, which is what each stanza is. And leonine, Internal rhyme: rhymes between a word within a line, often from a medial position (termed also leonine) and one at the end of the line. (Susan Budig)
© irina dimitric 2013
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