Happy New Year!
I am hoping that Mistlethrush will confirm my identification of a little dabchick in the foreground. We felt so sorry for the ducks. (Click on the photo to enlarge).
The rhyme scheme has two alternative patterns:
A, b, a, c, b, c - D, e, d, f, e, f - A, D
where capitals stand for lines that will be repeated in the closing couplet, and where other repeated letters stand for lines that share an end-rhyme e.g. 'e' and 'e' or 'A' and 'a'. The dashes represent the breaks in the flow of the text.
a, b, a, c, b, C - d, e, d, f, e, F - C, F.
I have already mentioned on my Bookshelf (bottom right) how much I like the poetry anthology On a Bat's Wing, edited by Michael Rosen and published by Five Leaves Poetry.
Jul 27 (2 days ago)