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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: October 24, 2020      Views: 38

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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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"To Save a Candle" by Dolly'sPoems

We toy with time and gain an hour in bed,
a daylight save, the wick is burning low;
the night before we rest our weary head . . .
the clock turns back.

A candle saved, economy was freed
to help us fill our pockets, now we know
that we are grateful for what’s guaranteed . . .
we make a dime.

We toy with time, the clock turns back,
a candle saved, we make a dime.


Author Notes
We turn the clocks back soon as summertime ends and they will not move forward again until the Spring. This idea was suggested by Benjamin Franklin in an essay he wrote for the French in order to save on candles and to encourage them to be early risers! It was thereafter adopted around 1784.


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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