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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: June 19, 2016      Views: 489
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MOUNTAINWRITER49 

I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

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Chapter 34 of the book 2016
Minute Poem: Potlatch 18 June 2016
"In June's Late Afternoons" by mountainwriter49
In June’s Late Afternoons
Minute Poem
Potlatch 18 June 2016

 
He’d fling us ‘round the mountain curves
and fray Mom’s nerves.
Oh how we’d laugh
as she would chaff
 
when he’d slow down to just a crawl.
We were enthralled
with Dad’s esprit
and shared our glee
 
with laughter and strong love sublime.
I think of times
like these in June’s
late afternoons.
 

19 June 2016.....................................

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Author Notes
POETIC FORM:
Minute Poem. Written in iambic pentameter with a rhyme pattern of aabb ccdd eeff. Thus, there are six different rhymes in this short poetic form. Each stanza has four lines comprised of an 8-4-4-4 syllable count. This poetic form is called a minute poem because it has exactly 60 syllables.

POTLATCH POETRY CHALLENGE:
This is my entry for the 18 June 2016 challenge. The theme had to deal with fathers.

INSPIRATION:
Remembering my father on this Father's Day. He taught me to drive the twisties, aka curving mountain roads. My mom was always anxious with our driving those mountain roads with such verve!

Thank you for reading my poetry.
-Ray
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