Thursday began as any other morning,
when the breeze blew in this morning.
Cats figure-eight my first sit-spot as
cats are wont to do. The coffee brews.
Outside, look up, not blue; storm brews?
Stirring cream into the hot steaming mug,
stirring emotions swirl; Saturday is baby.
Not quite eight weeks old, Saturday my grandbaby
will be snug in her grandma’s — i.e. my — arms.
Willing myself to be patient, I smile and wait.
Because I want to practice the poetic devices again and I really liked David’s methodology on writing his epis-/antis- trophe poem I decided to write another, about an actual upcoming event. Heads-up: there will be tears — of joy!
top image: “Grandmother and Granddaughter,” by Kami Johnson
Laura is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Laura says:
So today we shall write our poem using any style or meter as long as it contains:
1a. Epiphora (aka Epistrophe or Antistrophe ). The repeat lines should for the most part be consecutive although allowances are made for alternates as well as the use of the repeat word with variance. Employ repetitions with the maxim ‘ too often is too heavy’!
AND those who like an extra challenge might like add in some
1b. Symploce – the combined use of anaphora and epiphora. Here is an example from Eliot’s “Prufrock”:
“The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes
Fun Fact: Epiphora in medical terms means watery eyes due to excess tear production. So you may like to write a tear-jerker, something sad at least. Its optional!