Oh! Clementine!

The Calf, Clementine

The tiny calf was born
on a stormy winter night–
a heifer–and I named her Clementine.
The winds still raged next morn.
The new calf’s good appetite,
Papa said, was an encouraging sign.
I wondered though if she
would live, she was very small.
The storm stopped and the sun peeked out to shine.
Clementine grew to be
a long-legged calf by fall,
a leader of the herd and superfine!

c Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

(Note: This poem is in the Kerf form. 12 lines in four groupings of 3 lines each with syllable count of 6-7-10 and a rhyme scheme of abc, abc, dec, dec.

 

7 comments on “Oh! Clementine!

  1. At first I thought your p[ost was about the fruit…clemintines…butu, after reading I had to smile…loved the name given the calf…

    Like

  2. You are welcome, Catherine. Start trying them. They are fun to write.

    Like

  3. Catherine Johnson says:

    Thanks for sharing all these forms, Freeda. :0)

    Like

  4. I love the explanations you are giving of the form now! I had no idea there were so many varied options.

    Like

  5. 🙂 Yes. Popular song, wasn’t it? Brings back memories! I like your comment, and smiley face. 🙂

    Like

  6. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    Clementine really is a “darlin” ( no G on purpose) as in the song 🙂

    Like

Your comment shines like a star above Banner Mountain

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 )

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s