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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: October 22, 2020      Views: 29

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I am English. I love writing and reading poetry, it is my passion. I have published on Amazon "Dolly's Poems", and I am always looking to improve and learn from others. I look forward to reading your work, kind regards Dolly x

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"Mayflies" by Dolly'sPoems

Though life is brief, this drake enjoys the fun,
as soon as earth begins to warm in Spring;
it’s at the water’s edge they cling and come,
the May flies hatch.

With buoyant flair, you’ll see them dart and fly,
their seven pairs of gills and lightweight wing
will help them lay their eggs before my eyes . . .
avoid the thief.

Though life is brief, the May flies hatch,
with buoyant flair— avoid the thief.


Author Notes
Mayflies are also called drakes, shadflies or fish flies and are endemic in Canada, upper Midwestern US and the United Kingdom. They are aquatic insects and considered one of the first flying insects. When Mayflies hatch, they emerge in enormous numbers. When they are adults from spring right through to Autumn and not just in May, they have a short life. They have seven pairs of gills in their abdomen and immature nymphs can live for several years in water before emerging as adults. Rainbow trout eat Mayflies.

A Rondaful.

Two stanzas and a couplet, syllable count: (10,10,10,4) (10,10, 10, 4) (8,8). Written in iambic pentameter. The first four syllables and the last four syllables in stanza one and two, are repeated in consecutive order in the final couplet.

It is best to write the final couplet first and then create your poem around this.

The rhyme scheme is indicated below.

x x x a x x x x x b
x x x x x x x x x c
x x x x x x x x x b
x x x x

x x x x x x x x x d,
x x x x x x x x x c
x x x x x x x x x d
x x x a

x x x a x x x x
x x x x x x x a
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