Thought I'd play around with a new form today. So here are a couple quinzaines.
Quinzaine : The name comes from the French word meaning 15, quinze, describing the total number of syllables. There are three lines with 7/5/3 syllables. The first line is a statement, followed by two questions.
The palm leaves move with the wind.
How many are there? How much wind?
Father has gone to the store.
When will he return?
What's for sale?
Grandma made yummy cookies.
How many for me?
Just one left!?
Early morning, not ready to stir.
Others, still in bed, breathe softly.
The fan moves air along the walls.
Birds make calls to one another.
LEaves rustle in a soft breeze.
Bugs vibrate in search of mates.
Even in the morning's stillness,
Life is sound.
So I wrote yesterday, but I forgot to post. Ah well, at least I'm still writing during my vacation if not quite keeping up with posts.
Walking on the street,
people go around
as we amble,
ice cream parlors,
pizza dens, and
open air grilles
call us inside.
Smells wafting out
convince us to
take a long look.
We leave with a
pound of pralines
We visited St. Augustine, FL today and walked along St. George. It's part historic district, part tourist trap, and part unique shops. It's a place I've visited a few times over the years, since it's close to my grandparents' place. If you're ever in northeast FL, I recommend it.