Décima is a ten line poem of eight syllables per line with a strict rhyme pattern of ABBA ACCDDC. This week we must use “day” in the D rhyme line. Below is my response to this challenge. Read more décima poems and share one of your own at RonovanWrites.
Sheet Music by D. Avery
Bare branches are the measured lines.
Among the staves arranged, wings spread—
winter birds— scribbled notes, sight read.
Flights of rhythm measuring time
seasonal music so sublime.
Pages, white-snowed blue-skied, receive
colored melodies: chickadees;
quaver-crested woodpeckers; jays.
Orchestral score for winter’s day;
there is no sweeter sound to see.