Chickadee

 

Chickadee 
(A Tic-tac-toe Poem)

Chickadee,         / likes to flit,            / endlessly
Hops about,      / in a tree,                 /  sounding out
Voice set free, / Sweet notes hit, / melody

Author Notes:

If you ever watched a Chickdee you’ll notice that they don’t sit still very long. They flit from branch to branch, then swoop down to grab their food, then take off to eat it in the tree. Then they’ll sing and chirp.
I tried to capture that here.

Just doing some style experimentation here. The idea is to have a poem that in segments, can be read across, down, or down diagonally in any direction. This poem has 3 lines of 9 syllables, with every third syllable a rhyme (a segment). The first rhyme crisscrosses into an X. The Poem ends up in a square pattern like Tic-Tac-Toe. Here is the required rhyme pattern in the square. See how the A’s cross.
A B A
C A C
A B A
The Photograph is mine of a Chickadee flitting off with its food.

Not sure I like it. Let me know what you think

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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