General Poetry posted October 27, 2018


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Autumn Jazz

by RodG

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The trees attired in fall pizzazz
shout out a raucous tune today:
that fabulous New Orleans' jazz.
The rhythm's in these leaves!

The maples have a trumpet's flair.
The throaty lows and crisp, clear highs,
the purest notes heard anywhere.
The passion's in these leaves!

The yellow aspens are trombones,
red sassafras the standing bass
while beech and birch are saxophones.
There's gusto in these leaves!

Look at these trees! They really wail!
What jumping jive these cats all play
This jam is wild, way off the scale.
There's color in these leaves!

Writing Prompt
Write a poem which incorporates at least two colors. The idea is to use colors to infer meaning. Poem may be rhyming or not.

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The artwork is courtesy of Google images.

This is called a RAINBOW poem. This form features four stanzas. The first three lines in each stanza are written in tetrameter, concluding with a trimeter line in which the last word is repeated in each stanza. Differing from the usual rhyming, only lines one and three rhyme.
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