Searched the Stones

North Shore Rock Hunt


On rocky shore of largest lake
They searched the stones,
A treasure hunt where two partake
To probe unknowns.
Amongst the scattered weathered rocks
Gems hidden under Nature’s blocks
Are shared the finds that each one owns.
They searched the stones.
Oblivious of thick’ning fog
They searched the stones.
Unmindful of the hours they log,
That hope condones.
For they are sharing precious time
That each considers most sublime,
Regardless of their tired bones.
They searched the stones.

Author Notes
Took this photograph of my daughter and son-in-law on the shore of Lake Superior one foggy day. This poem seemed to capture the moment of their rock hunting experience. They loved to sit their and look for agates and other pretty stones for hours.
This poem is an Octogram.
The Octogram is a style of poetry invented by Fanstorian Sally Yocom (S.Yocom). It consists of two stanzas of eight lines each, with a very specific syllable count and rhyme scheme.
Syllable count is 84848884, repeat on second stanza.
Rhyme scheme:ABabccbB ababddbB, where B repeats same text.
For this poem I changed it to ABabccbB ababddAB.
No more than 16 lines.
The tempo is tetrameter on the 8 count line, and dimeter on the 4 count line, iambic.
The picture was taken by the author himself.

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