Writings and Witterings

The Sun Sets In Spring


Sun and clouds

Sun and clouds (Photo credit: wili_hybrid)

The Sun Sets In Spring

Banish the blues with a red torch,
blend them purple, for tomorrow,
boys and clinker mean not too much
warm debris for the  wheelbarrow.
Pigeons perch on an old scarecrow,
and imagine lilac in spring,
they watch the boy make a furrow
and prepare for life on the wing.

Polly Stretton © 2013

Huitain: [wee‐ten], a French stanza form consisting of eight lines ~ single verse ~ eight lines ~ eight syllables ~ rhyme scheme: a b a b b c b c

The poet's wheelbarrow

The poet’s wheelbarrow (Photo credit: Pickersgill Reef)


16 thoughts on “The Sun Sets In Spring

  1. Love your wheelbarrow Polly – and the poem of course!


  2. I like very much the construction of this poetic style. You did it well.


  3. Polly, this is so beautiful and elegant.


  4. Oh Polly I really love this one! It’s very elegant and worthy of being classed as a classic and up there with the greats 🙂


  5. ohhh…I like it very much. I’m going to have try one of these. I never knew there were so many poetry forms 🙂 Thank you for sharing your Huitain with with us 🙂


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