Cloud Gazing – A Tercetonine

Cloud Gazing - A Tercetonine

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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© irina dimitric 2013

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About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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10 Responses to Cloud Gazing – A Tercetonine

  1. one a summer day when I was a little boy, I would get my kite in the air, lay down on the grass and watch the sky…it was so peaceful. That what your beautiful Tercetonine inspired

  2. Nice job on this!! Loved it! Thanks for giving us the link – Gather’s not working for me today, either. ;o(

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  4. Rajagopal says:

    Loved this poem Irina , i have always enjoyed gazing at the clouds as much as it has inspired beautiful poems and paintings across centuries…best wishes…raj

    • irinadim says:

      Thank you so much, Raj, for your lovely comment. This poem is now forever preserved in my book ‘Dreams On My Pillow’, published on 1 July this year. Cheers, Irina

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  6. DG MARYOGA says:

    Superb poetic work,you are so talented,your imagery has no limits!I am an avid cloud gazer,I consider clouds as great chartographers too ! Much Kudos Irina Dear,loved your warm feelings through your verses! Doda 🙂 xxx

    • irinadim says:

      It’s actually the clouds that provided the imagery for this poem. As an avid cloud gazer yourself, you, of course, know what I mean. Thank you so much for your generous comment, dear Doda. Cheers 🙂 Irina

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