Colorful Corner Canopy

Corner

Colorful Corner Canopy

(A Zejel Poem)

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Autumn’s painted on every tree,

Nature’s beautiful leaf marquee,

Colorful corner canopy.

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Tree limbs arching over the street,

Arrayed in Autumn’s finest treat.

This season’s style show can’t be beat.

Such a wonderful sight to see.

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The colors blaze with orange and red.

Bronze and yellow are also shed,

That pile up on the walks we tread,

To jump and kick through joyously.

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Still a touch of lingering green

Prevails upon falls color scene,

Combines to make it so serene.

With just a look you’ll plainly see.

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There’s nature’s beauty all around

It’s in the air and on the ground,

Fall’s abundance, easily found,

And it’s there to see for free.

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Autumn’s painted on every tree,

Nature’s beautiful leaf marquee,

Colorful corner canopy.

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Author Notes

The Streets of St. Paul are very colorful in the fall. This corner shows a bit of everything.


This poem is a Zejel. ZEJEL: A Spanish form. The first stanza, known as the mudanza, has three lines, rhyming aaa. All other stanzas, as many as you like, have 4 lines, with the rhyme going back to the first stanza.

Rhyme Scheme: aaa bbba ccca ddda etc.

Colloquial language tends to be used. Meter: 8-syllable lines (not obligatory). For this poem I also added a closing 3 line Envoi with an aaa rhyme scheme that echoes the first three lines. 


This photograph was taken by the author.

 

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