Waiting for Spring

Fall Colors 009The winter grounds are cold.
The grass is gray.
Beneath the hay,
new life is sleeping still
and soon the marigold
will show its head
in flowerbed
beside the daffodil.

c Copyright 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

Note: The Jaleen pattern is 8 lines with exact syllable count: 6-4-4-6-6-4-4-6. Rhymes a, b, b, c, a, d, d, c.

9 comments on “Waiting for Spring

  1. Dorothy Johnson says:

    Nice poem!


  2. […] me to learn new forms here is a poem about Lord David Prosser’s hilarious book using the Jaleen […]


  3. To my friend, Pat Laster, and others who may like to know the source of this Jaleen form–it’s from Poetry Patterns A to Z by Mary Harper Sowell, my cousin and colleage, who died a few years ago. It’s a small booklet, a great study-aid for poets. Mary was a wonderful poet and teacher
    I appreciate all the comments on this little poem.


  4. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    I like this one, hopefully spring will come soon.


  5. patlaster says:

    Never heard of a Jaleen. What source are you using? Nice “picture.”


  6. Rita Dortch says:

    I like this one too.


  7. Catherine Johnson says:

    That is beautiful. I am going to try that next :0)


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