Thanks Sarah, who tells us “For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Compound Word Verse. The topic is up to you!”
Compound Word Verse
The Compound Word Verse is a poetry form invented by Margaret R. Smith that consists of five 3-line stanzas, for a total of 15 lines. The last line of each stanza ends in a compound word and these compound words share a common stem word which is taken from the title.
The Compound Word Verse has a set rhyme scheme and meter as follows:
a,a,b and 8, 8, 3.
I’ve never done one of these before, and found it a tough challenge!
Here’s my effort, which I hope passes muster:
Too hot, temperatures rising,
No respite or compromising,
Heated bodies, tempers sizzle,
Adults lose it, children grizzle:
Prayers are answered, look above you,
Wishes granted, sky changed from blue:
Grey rain clouds.
Darkened skyline, a bit gloomy,
Thunder echoes, loud and boomy:
Gone in minutes, air is fresher,
Cool and clean, a lift in pressure: