The Poets

March 29, 2010

Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos

Those leaflets
Fell toward Aztec tombs

As Monarchs
Filled the lovely skies-

O marvel!
How my flower blooms

In beauty
As November dies!

Of the Poem (Parameters)

Stanza: Four couplets
Meter: Odd lines have three syllables (second word two); the remaining even lines have five
Rhyme Scheme: xa.xb.xa.xb (where 'x' represents unrhymed lines)

Note: The Day of the Dead is a cherished Mexican holiday celebrated early in November, a holiday where the deceased are remembered and mortality is reflected upon, a time marked by the arrival of Monarch butterflies.

1 comment:

Kendra Lise said...

Beautiful, John. This is a gorgeous example of how the art of poetry (when properly possessed) can capture beauty in so few words. You possess the art without a doubt.

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