General Poetry posted October 2, 2019

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An Autumn Terza Rima

Grand Finale

by RodG

Orange You Glad It's Autumn? Contest Winner 
October's come, my garden's Autumn-kissed
and stunned I stand as colors change, then blend.
This Summer's treasures will be truly missed

as their allure and charm must surely end.
Oh, see the tattered fronds of all those ferns
which frolicked everywhere, would not stay penned.

For warmer, longer days each flower yearns,
yet purple sedum, orange nasturtiums peak--
a gush of glamor as lush green adjourns.

The maple trees' bold colors soon will shriek.
This grand finale, Nature's pastorale--
a glimpse of Eden, I am humbled, meek.

But I've, too, reached my crest, an early Fall.
My exit grandiose if He should call.

Orange You Glad It's Autumn?
Contest Winner



The artwork by David Lloyd Glover is courtesy of Google images.

A Terza Rima like a sonnet has 14 lines. But it has four three-line stanzas using chain rhyme in the pattern ABA BCB CDC DED. Its last two lines are a couplet repeating the rhyme of the muddle line of the final tercet.

PASTORALE--an opera with a country or garden setting.
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