A Small Compendium of Seasons

drink in the cobalt of a perfect sky

absent rain left us with cracked earth

tumbling with leaves on a windy day 

winter’s ache culminating in rebirth

Kim M. Russell, 22nd September 2022

Free image by Goutham Krishna on Unsplash

Laura has prepared this week’s Meeting the Bar at the dVerse Poets Pub and has us writing two by two: today’s poetry prompt is all about couplets!

I rather like the côte, a poem of uneven couplets attributed to John Schroeder, in which line 1 is a single imperative verb and line 2 is a glossing or expansion of line 1. She has given us an example, rhyme and meter is of our own choosing.


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