Winter Walk

 

A little winter walk on wood
is pretty good.
These two partake
on frozen lake.

They slide along the ice on skis,
and glide with ease.
He sets the pace.
“It’s not a race!”

A lovely way to spend the day,
and some would say,
if they were asked,
“Winter’s a blast!”

Author Notes:

Cross country skiing on Lake Harriet. She had trouble keeping up. Still, it was a beautiful sunny day.

This poem is a minute poem.
The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables.
A traditional Minute Poem has 12 lines total. It has 60 syllables (thus, the minute). It is written in a strict iambic meter. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.

This photograph was taken by the author himself on February 16, 2016.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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