Saturday, December 6, 2014

Raindrops on Branches!

Welcome to Poetry Friday, a weekly celebration for poets and poetry lovers.  Be sure to get your taste of poetry love today at Anatasia Suen's Booktalking#kidlit.  Thanks, Anatasia, for hosting this week.

Once the leaves finish falling, I watch the drops of rain glisten on the bare branches outside my kitchen window.  This week I use the arun to celebrate the raindrops that arrive after fall's splendor.

capture the
dazzling glory,
cascading splendor
I pause
to cherish
each moment of
exploding color
stripped of color
shine with winter’s
glistening diamonds.

An Arun: a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one (1/2/3/4/5 — 3x). 
Explore this form with GirlGriot who introduced it to me.  

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