Thursday, November 10, 2016

Skylarks after the storm..

  At today we are writing an Alouette.....two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:    Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7    Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b             

Skylarks After the Storm

Morningsong delight
for Isle of the Right;
trumpets' troubled notes of rain
led by a drumline
marching out of time,
flying above the terrain

Lightning edges flash
blink of an eyelash
Waterfalls beckon the flock
to bathe in the sun
The war must be won
before one man stops the clock

Miniature kites
tumble from the sky,
larks pirouette 'round corners
spreading their goodwill
throughout vale and hill,
messaging beyond borders

Harbingers of peace
warn wars meant to cease
The world has been mismanaged
Fire spits from within
to mend what's fallen,
gold leaf to fill cracks damaged

Resolve unsurpassed,
each man and each lass -
heed the call to assemble
Gentler leadership
greater fellowhip,
gleaned when earth Tuesay trembled


  1. Oh gosh, what beautiful words to soothe our sad souls, Kathy, and a wonderful alouette. This is the path that I'm going to follow...that one of believing in goodness, light and love. Of course we still have these things! I so appreciate your positive poem in light of Tuesday's trembling. xo

  2. I love the image of those miniature kites tumbling from the sky!

  3. I love how you take us to the gentler side... wonderful truly wonderful

  4. Sounds so peaceful and pretty, with skylarks flying high,spreading goodwill! :)

  5. This is so lyrical and lovely. And with a lovely message.

  6. I enjoyed this so much, it does have a lyrical feel.

  7. Interesting comment on the aftermath of the US election, if I understood it correctly.

  8. The calm after the storm in this case.

  9. Beautiful, peaceful, and soothing... hopefully we can all heed your words and mend.

  10. Love the image of "harbingers of peace."

  11. Love the flow of this beautiful poem, and especially that last line.

  12. A stunning write, providing comfort in the aftermath. Beautiful in imagery. I especially like
    "Miniature kites
    tumble from the sky,
    larks pirouette 'round corners"

  13. spreading their goodwill
    throughout vale and hill,
    messaging beyond borders

    Skylarks have a way of reaching out spreading the messages of peace



  14. I love the message of love and peace after that elections Katy ~ Let us indeed spread the messag of goodwill ~


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