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Clock Tower

Charlene Delfin 1990 (Mandaluyong City)



A bright, blue sky and vast grounds,
Though there is a little shop.
There are not too many sounds
And not even a gallop,
But there are groups of roses
Amidst all the green grasses.
There's also a huge garden
Where all the plants are even.

All those glowing, golden lights
On tables in the library
During the deep, dark blue nights
With each shadow of a tree.
Then on a sunny morning,
There are gentle rays shining,
Brightening the museum
And its spacious, high-ceilinged room.

In the glow of ivory,
Listen to words and see
The friends and the family.

Sculpted in stone forever,
The statue sits on a chair
After the sun moved over
On a flight, stair upon stair,
Through tall, wide arcs and stained glass,
Over Tesla coils and brass,
The day retreats and retires
To rekindle like a fire.
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Submitted by charlenedelfin on April 12, 2021

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Scheme AXAXXXXX BCBCDDXX CCC EFEFGGXE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 759
Words 144
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 3, 8

Charlene Delfin

Charlene Delfin is a Filipina poet and author who is a frequent participant of the annual Global Poetry Writing Month (GloPoWriMo). more…

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