Wagging in the afternoon – /
skating in the pink – /
black and golden fuzzy threads /
dress our girls who drink. /
Waxy sedum: opportune /
place for bees to sink. /
Watching buzzing flower beds – /
tired, my sore eyes wink. //
The bees love the sedum that grows in the backyard. Truthfully, I never liked this plant until I moved to our new house and saw how much the bees love to work in it.
For the next two weeks (at least) we’ll need to walk *around* these plants, avoiding the little sidewalk that goes between the sedum and the second, nearby flowerbed. So many bees! Big bees, little bees, black bees, yellow bees. Very much like a Doctor Seuss book! (One bee, two bees, mad bees, sting bees.)
This poem is an example of the 7/5 Trochee. The 7/5 Trochee was created by Andrea Dietrich. It consists of 2 or more stanzas with a syllable count of 7/5/7/5. The rhyme is a/b/c/b or a/b/a/b. The meter is trochaic; that means there are alternating stressed and unstressed beats in each line. Each line will begin AND end with a stressed syllable.
I find this to be a fun little form to play with!