Read Write Poem had a picture prompt about an old chair this past week. (I decided to use my own photo of an old chair).
The Poetry Stretch prompt was to write a tritina:
10-line poem made of three, 3-line stanzas and a 1-line envoi
There is no rhyme scheme but rather an end word scheme. It is:
A, B, and C (all words used in the last line/envoi)
Generally the end words are unrhymed.
Old Chair, Hagerman, Idaho, 2009
Here’s my response to both prompts:
A broken fence, a rusted chair
waits in the deserted garden
for the return of the farmer
“Water is for fighting over,” declared the farmer
family gathered around the rusted chair
vegetable roots withered in the garden
Winter winds whip through the bare garden
carries the voice of the farmer
no longer in need of the rusted chair
A rusted chair, a vacant garden, longs for the farmer
Picture Book of the Day is hosting Poetry Friday.