Quiet Streets

Quiet streets,
with autumn’s trees ablaze,
adorn the boulevards around town.
Their limbs and branches frame a scene the bards proclaim,
as the fall colored leaves flutter down,
to delight and amaze.
Quiet streets
enhance the home displays,
as lawns carpeted in brand new gown,
when fallen foliage came to set the ground aflame,
with yellows, reds, purples, orange and brown,
create some sights to gaze.
Quiet streets,
as cars on the byways
saunter down the roads of renown,
where passengers exclaim and satisfy their aim
to observe Nature’s wonders that crown
the best of autumn days.
Quiet streets.

 

Author Notes:

We have had snow here in Minnesota now. It fell on Thanksgiving day, 11/26/2015. We got about an inch. Winter is definitely closing in. With that, I thought I’d post a last poem about Fall. This is a shot along Summit Avenue in St. Paul. The colors were lovely and the sky was blue when I took this photograph.

This poem is a Triquain Swirl.
It is a variant of the Triquain. The Triquain, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem with several creative variances and can be a rhyming or non-rhyming verse. This is one of those variants. The simplest form of it is a poem made up of 7 lines with 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6,3 syllables in this order. The Triquain Swirl connects the Triquain string at the 3 syllable line as follows:
3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3… and so on.

Also, to be more creative, you may add a hidden thought in your swirl by taking 3 or 4 syllables in line 6 of your first Triquain in the swirl and link it to the following 3 syllable lines throughout your poem to make a thought summing up what you have written in your poem.

Triquain and Triquain Swirls are always centered. No specific meter is required.

I did not hide a thought in this one, but I did add rhyme with the 3 syllable line as a repeating refrain.
The sytllable count is:
3,6,9,12,9,6,3,6,9,12,9,6,3,6,9.12.9,6,3
The rhyme scheme is:
A,b,c,(d,d),c,b,A,b,c,(d,d),c,b,A,b,c,(d,d),c,b,A, where the letters in parenthesis indicate inline rhyme on the 12 syllable lines and the capital letters show the repeated refrain.

This photograph was taken by the author himself on October 16, 2014.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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