Just an Ordinary Garden – A Tercetonine

Just an Ordinary Garden – A Tercetonine

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.

© irina dimitric 2013

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)

Mindful Poetry hppt://www.susanbudigs-poetry.blogspot.com

© irina dimitric 2013

Blog URL: http://irinadim.com

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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: http://irinadim.com
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3 Responses to Just an Ordinary Garden – A Tercetonine

  1. pambrittain says:

    Irina, you are so talented. ♥

  2. Pingback: Sing a Song of Love when the Warlock Beckons -Tercetonine | Irina's Poetry Corner

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