Growing Up?

One Sunday whilst loafing around on the garden sofa I penned a Constanza poem. This is an invented form created by Connie Marcum Wong and consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.

Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.

The First Year

We plough deep down into the earth

Go mining for the darkest soil

Hope our new project’s worth the toil

The tiny seeds will soon give birth

To plants of green and baby leaf

How Spring can help to heal our grief

New life awakening our mirth

We pluck the fruits of our hard work

The sweetness sends the wasps bezerk

With watering cans we’ll quench their thirst

Their goodness only multiplied

With every month we grow more wise

Let’s raise our glasses, it’s a first!

Green-fingered? Anybody’s guess

It will have been good fun at best!

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