Cloud Gazing – A Tercetonine
On a sunny winter afternoon
I strolled out of my cocoon
Then pranced outside and upward glanced:
There across the pale blue sky
Woolly clouds are passing by
And I watch their tale, as above they sail
Hey, a kind of kangaroo I see
Not just one, but two or even three
They’re not stopping. No! Off they’re hopping!
From cloud to cloud I search
Ah! There’s a parrot on a perch
That’s exactly what I spy with my little eye
Why, a monster! I knew he’d appear
A tale without him would be dull and queer
“He’s bad”, you shout. Well, we’ll soon find out!
You might be spying something else
From your side of the fence
Whatever you can see is fine with me
Quite a topic for a lively conversation
Letting loose our wild imagination
So let’s together race into outer space
There to spin some curly, breezy tales
For the snazzy, snow-white woolly bales
Riding high in the pale blue sky
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.
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)
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