Rain Filled Culverts

Rainfilled Culvert

 

Rain Filled Culverts

(A Sonnet Echo)

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The rain filled culverts now have waterfalls

That splash and crash and dash about the pond,

A sight of strength and charm of which I’m fond.

When raging torrents turn between stone walls,

A loud cascading cacophony calls.

Cold water rushes freely over rocks,

While tossing stones about like tumbling blocks.

When raging torrents turn between stone walls,

A vortex wave exists that spins and sprawls.

When worldly troubles leave me feeling raw,

It lifts my soul aloft in stunning awe.

When raging torrents turn between stone walls,

The rain filled culverts now have waterfalls

When raging torrents turn between stone walls.

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Author Notes

Recent heavy rains have filled the lakes and streams to overflowing. I went over to a local park, and found a usually quiet culvert, that carries a small creek into a pond, had turned into a waterfalls with raging waves. Thus I was inspired.


This poem is a Sonnet Echo. I was introduced to it by Gungalo. This is my first attempt at one. ECHO SONNET: This is a relatively new form devised by the well respected English Poet, Jeff Green. It takes its shape from three envelope quatrains and a couplet, the last line of each stanza is a refrain that links the quatrains and gives us a rhyme scheme of:


A, b, b, A1, a, c, c, A1, a, d, d, A1, A, A1

Where the first A sets the A rhyme and repeats once in line 13. The A1 of line 4 matches the rhyme set in A, but is a distinct repeating line that echoes 3 more times in lines 8,12 and 14. Thus the echo.

This type poem, then, has 4 rhyme sets of A, b, c, and d.

The Echo Sonnet is based on French repeating forms, but unlike those forms which are normally syllabic, the preferred rhyme scheme is Iambic pentameter, or similar, and being a sonnet it should be presented as a 14 line poem.


I took this photograph looking across the pond with my zoom lens on my Kodak 981 camera.

 

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