Glancing at all this beauty, before it melts away
the snow has been amazing, we so wish it could stay
we love it now with all our heart, while we run and play
to touch the stars that sparkle here, brightening our day.
© Xenia Tran
Although the snow didn’t stay here long, we are very grateful for the few days we could enjoy it.
Frank at dVerse Poets invites us to create a Ruba’i (a classical Persian quatrain or double couplet with 13-syllable lines and a rhyme scheme of aaaa or aaba) or a Rubaiyat (a collection of more than one quatrain).
Last Friday I posted Fishertown Rubaiyat, an 8-syllable interlocking Rubaiyat, and today I wanted to experiment with the traditional Persian form. If you are interested in playing along, the prompt stays open until the end of the month.
With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.
dVerse Poets Poetry Forms: The Rubaiyat
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Depth of Field
This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside: