Shifting Seasons – (Quatern poetry form)

(A sixteen line form composed of four quatrains.
The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four).

When summer, steeped, wanes deep and soon,
Chilled north winds have strictly spoken.
Cool night airs steer me to the moon,
Past heat and spells still unbroken.

Autumn waits and plays with colour,
When summer, steeped, wanes deep and soon.
Wintertime, when stark is fuller,
Ice and shrill gusts of white snow swoon.

In between tides, amidst sand dune,
December’s dreams are nature’s will.
When summer, steeped, wanes deep and soon,
I will sleep till then and until.

Wake me up when you are speaking,
And if the rains are warm monsoon,
See past mountains bronzed and sneaking,
When summer, steeped, wanes deep and soon.

 

Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s