Spring



Sitting of the front porch at midnight
In perfectly cool calm weather
With a full moon
And star-filled blue skies.

Just a bit of traffic noise
And a whip-poor-will in the distance
Only occasionally a sound of a human;
It’s just like camping.

Solar fireflies in the bush by the porch,
Two dogs by my feet,
I look out to a medium-sparse woods
And a doe in the field next to me.

What could be better?
Clouds streak around a splotch
Like a 50’s boys seersucker sportcoat,
The moon playing peek-a-boo as they pass.

A comet streaks by from west to east
Alerting the sun
A new bay’s soon to begun.
And, life langeurs on.

Douglas Noel
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Submitted by dougnoel on July 14, 2020

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXX XXCX DXXX BDAX XCCX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 612
Words 117
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Douglas Noel

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