Friday, May 01, 2009
We set up the picnic table
just yesterday; thinking
we would dine in the garden.
Forgetting that yesterday's garden
falls on today's table -
what were we thinking?
It's as if the maple trees were thinking
they were kings of the garden;
offering their fruit to the table.
So here we sit, thinking of the garden on our table.
- Andromeda Jazmon
The poetry stretch this week at Miss Rumphius was "to write a tritina, a 10-line poem composed of three, 3-line stanzas and a 1-line envoi. Like the sestina, a tritina uses an end-word scheme instead of a rhyme scheme." Here are the other poet's results. The Friday Poetry round up is hosted by Maya Ganesan at allegro. Enjoy your first weekend in May!