Blues and Hues


Blues and Hues
(A Corniced Overlap)

I love this blue and colored hue
Upon the pebbled path that grew
Hither, where I will walk.
The beauty makes me gawk,
And oft’ yearn to come back again.

Yon leaves, the joy of noblemen.
The green that bleeds maroon, Amen!
Such lovely tinted prayer,
Placed there with loving care.
Amazing blend of pure delight.

Yet ’tis the pink that draws thy sight.
‘Twas ’cause its petals shine so bright.
Amongst the scattered green,
It’s sitting so serene,
To bring forth spicy splash of joy.

Tranquility that plants deploy
Make merry settings I enjoy.
Whilst out in nature’s sphere,
I truly like it here.
Shall never take for granted.

Thus, flora was planted
To keep us enchanted.
I love this blue and colored hue
Upon the pebbled path that grew
Hither, where I will walk.

Author notes:

This poem was inspired by this photograph. I tried to bring out the blend of the greens, blues, and pink that I spotted along a garden path. Some of the leaves are tinged with maroon. Such diversity blends beautifully, and made me wax a bit Elizabethan.

I just created this poem’s format on my own. I don’t know if there is such a layout that already exists. If so, let me know. I am calling it a Corniced Overlay, due to the structure of the rhyme scheme. Like a stone wall made of bricks that are similar, there is a unique capstone, or cornice, the is different from the rest. Each stanza has 4 lines laid out in a classical aabb scheme, but the fifth line is different. Thus the cornice. However, that unique last line becomes the rhyme for the first two lines of the next stanza. Thus the overlay. I used 5 stanzas here, but it could have been any number. However, the last three lines of the last stanza repeat the first three of the first stanza. For this poem then,the rhyme scheme was:
AABbc ccdde eeffg gghhi iiABB, where the capital letter are the repeated lines.
There is also a fixed syllable count of 8/8/6/6/8 in every stanza, except for the last, which inverts it, to 6/6/8/8/6, due to the structure required to repeat the first three lines. I hope that makes sense.

This photograph was taken by the author at the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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