Analysis of Bird In Hand

Money for today
but not for tomorrow
Bees in the bonnet
cows in the barn

Poverty lessens
the weight of ambition
Our wishes and dreams
back burner to warm

Love for today
but not for tomorrow
Feelings with shelf lives
 spoiled by date

The moment usurps
each hour an orphan
Whose bird in the hand
—neither early nor late

(Dreamsleep: June, 2022)

Scheme aBxx xcxx aBxd xcxd x
Poetic Form
Metre 10101 11101 10010 1001 10010 011010 101001 11011 1101 11101 10111 111 0101 110110 11001 101011 11
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 348
Words 66
Sentences 1
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 1
Lines Amount 17
Letters per line (avg) 16
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 55
Words per stanza (avg) 12
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on June 14, 2022

Modified by KurtPhilipBehm on June 14, 2022

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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