Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 15 June 2019

For this week’s Lucky Dip, Sarah has reached into her mystery bag and pulled out a Cascade.

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

I’ve never written one of these before, so being something new, I thought I’d have a go.
I’ve given mine four lines, so there are five verses. Hope it’s up to standard!

Rain kisses roses,
Bees drink from petals,
Busy colours vibrate,
Nature in full glory.

Clouds cry in passing,
Jewels glisten,
Rainbows dance as
Rain kisses roses.

Birds sing in chorus,
Wings flutter gladly,
Nectar sweet as honey,
Bees drink from petals.

Everything is alive,
Fresh, crisp and open,
All aquiver and providing,
Busy colours vibrate.

Humble humans witness
Simplicity and purpose,
Appreciate and wonder,
Nature in full glory.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 15 June 2019

  1. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written!

  2. Sincerely beautiful writing! 💗

  3. msjadeli says:

    You have the heart of a poet, Di. I love your cascade on the beauty of nature.

  4. weejars says:

    Wonderful! Well done 😊

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