A Simple Walk at Lake McCarron
(Quintets and Quatrains)
I walked the path around the lake
With choice of directions to take.
I chose the way that’s most serene,
To see the sights that might be seen,
Where willows blend with evergreen.
I watched the clouds that drifted by
In quiet sky of azure blue.
A pleasant scene soon caught my eye,
Beyond the growth I’m peeking through.
See large homes on opposing shore,
A sight a painter might adore.
I stopped to look and take a break,
To get relief from slight back ache,
Sight camera for shots I’d take.
I thank the Lord for this fine day –
The water, sky, the trees and birds –
That bless the soul in every way
Beyond the scope of simple words.
|Author Notes With all the lakes and rivers in Minnesota, each neighborhood has it local lake. There is usually a path around it and a public beach on most city lakes. I like to find them and walk around them. This poem and picture is of Lake McCarron located off Rice Street in a Northwest part of St Paul. It has 72 Acres of water.
This poem is simply Quintets (5 Lined Stanza) and Quatrains ( 4 Line Stanza). The syllable count used on both is 8. The rhyme scheme on the Quintets is: aabbb.
The rhyme scheme on the Quatrains is: cdcd