Fantasy Poetry posted May 13, 2022

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A Roundabout Poem for Potlatch Poetry

When the Moon's at Play

by damommy

There’s magic when the moon’s at play
the woodlands come to life
with lutes and flutes
among tree roots
the woodlands come to life
A happy land, this forest fief,
it truly suits
this tiny clan
down to a man
from head right down to boots
They came, this tiny caravan,
and formed a masterplan
They came to stay
to live their way
and formed a masterplan
So there it was their life began
There’s magic when the moon’s at play
contentment’s rife
no daily strife
There’s magic when the moon’s at play


Refrain: L2 is repeated as L5 in each stanza

The Roundabout is a four stanza poem, with each stanza consisting of 5 lines. The poem is written in iambic and the lines have 4 feet, 3 feet, 2 feet, 2 feet and 3 feet respectively. The rhyme scheme is aBccB/bCddC/cDaaD/dAbbA.

As the example poem shows, the "A" rhymes are different from the "a" rhymes. I don't know why they simply didn't give them a different letter.

Club entry for the "~ Roundabout ~ week of 5-13-2022~" event in "Potlatch Poetry".  Locate a writing club.
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