Presenting pleasing poem to serve and satisfy 2 prompts 🙂 :
“…our daily prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like you to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds). This doesn’t mean necessarily limiting yourself to a few consonants or vowels, although it could. Even relatively restrained alliteration and assonance can help tighten a poem, with the sounds reinforcing the sense. Need some examples. Here’s Gerard Manley Hopkins showcasing alliteration and assonance on overdrive. And here is a poem with a more restrained approach from Kevin Young.”
So pleased when I perceive
Winter’s at last taken leave
And spring brings pretty
Pale pink petals—cherry
Blossoms I love, long for…
Waiting, watch from window cheery
Rush to welcome at March door.
Then, how grief does grasp my heart…
Too brief, so soon these flowers fall
As wind and rain disdain, and rend apart.
Can’t comprehend this swift, short season
Heralding such lovely healing hopes;
Nor dare divine some copacetic reason
Why spirit sags, succumbs to mourning, mopes.
Perhaps the fear that ne’er again will
Cherry blossoms bloom my way
Remove chill winter’s cast of gray—
Abandon me to abject wan and saddened days.
But what a silly thought to think!
If living here on Earth I may
Not linger—life be just long blink—
Then, beyond horizon in God’s Heaven
He’ll surely have most splendid garden
More magnificent cherry blossom trees.
And when we meet, He’ll hug me, wink—
Say, “beloved, these bloom eternally”.
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