Ronovan Writes Décima Challenge no. 88

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.

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