For Those Years Ere

For Those Years Ere

A Poem by Sammi
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A poem style called Swap Quatrain Richard taught me in a week and I hope you like it as much as I do -- it was fun to learn but hard to do, the picture is from Google Images.

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For Those Years Ere

That old tree fell in forest deep.
For every limb and leaf I weep,
when all the fauna knew it well;
in forest deep, that old tree fell.

The wise old owl, frisky squirrel,
around its branches wind would swirl.
Around its trunk heard hunters howl,
frisky squirrel, the wise old owl.


In Winter’s grip the tree stood bare,
in nests and hallows built with care;
where in and out quick heads would zip --
the tree stood bare in Winter’s grip.


Those years now gone, birds sang sweet song,
amongst its arms the whole day long.
Through each season from dusk ’til dawn,
birds sang sweet song, those years now gone.


Many days spent, I was so young
climbing that tree -- rope swing I swung,
dreams passing by, grown-up I’ve went;
I was so young, many days spent.


Now, there she lays crumpled and broke,
bark fallen off, once a strong oak.
I, too, alas, will live my days,
crumpled and broke -- now, there she lays.


© 2017 Sammi



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'In Winter’s grip the tree stood bare,
in nests and hallows built with care;
where in and out quick heads would zip --
the tree stood bare in Winter’s grip.'

If Richard's only recently taught you this form, you're obviously a quick learner cos this is more than a fine Swap Quatrain, Sammi!

The movement of the phrases is almost musical, the tale within a little melancholic - true or not, but there's a truth to it.. .

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sammi

1 Month Ago

How nice emmajoy for you to read this new poem saying those lovely things about it and the lines you.. read more
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Meandering when writing is one of its benefits or drawbacks, don't you think! Great writing anyway,.. read more
Sammi

1 Month Ago

I wander around in my head a lot lol!
I would like that a lot emmajoy and thanks again for th.. read more



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Kudos to you for the superb construction and eloquence of this intricate and touching poem. Absolutely breathtaking. Exquisite form, cadence, rhyme and lovely natural imagery. Last verse brought a tear. Richard is a great teacher on this site and you are a very apt pupil!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sammi

1 Month Ago

I really do like the ways you use your whole name Annette Pisano Higley that loving profile picture .. read more
Annette Pisano Higley

1 Month Ago

You are very welcome Sammi!
'In Winter’s grip the tree stood bare,
in nests and hallows built with care;
where in and out quick heads would zip --
the tree stood bare in Winter’s grip.'

If Richard's only recently taught you this form, you're obviously a quick learner cos this is more than a fine Swap Quatrain, Sammi!

The movement of the phrases is almost musical, the tale within a little melancholic - true or not, but there's a truth to it.. .

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sammi

1 Month Ago

How nice emmajoy for you to read this new poem saying those lovely things about it and the lines you.. read more
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Meandering when writing is one of its benefits or drawbacks, don't you think! Great writing anyway,.. read more
Sammi

1 Month Ago

I wander around in my head a lot lol!
I would like that a lot emmajoy and thanks again for th.. read more
I am not a fan of FORM
BUT WELL DONE !!!!
Wow, very nice.. great flow !!
I Love THIS !!

Jazzy..

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sammi

1 Month Ago

How sweet of you Jazzy to read this poem and leave me wonderful compliments even if you don't like t.. read more
J. J.  Nightingale

1 Month Ago

I like the form here..just not a fan of FORM in general.... lol.... You are welcome............J.J.
Sammi! This is just wonderful!! What a power packed poem filled with vivd imagery! You did an outstanding job! I love the wa this piece plays out...from begining to the crumpled and broke~end.YOU GO GIRL!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sammi

1 Month Ago

Susan to have your beautiful words of praise and encouragement this new form for Me [I bet Richard a.. read more
Heart-touching poem, wistful rhythm, sad gentle tune to add but perfection to Your smoothly flowing words, I may not know of forms but I feel You've mastered it here dear Sammi! I applaud You high!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sammi

1 Month Ago

Oh gosh sweet Light how dearly I love it when you say such beautiful things about my writing it make.. read more
An excellent piece. Richard is a master of poetry and knows many forms which he writes so well. You have taken to it like a duck to water and this flowing tribute to your memory is indeed a sad end Sammi!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sammi

1 Month Ago

Your writing is beautiful Sir even in your reviews, it could turn a girl's head. ;)
Yes, Rich.. read more

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