Monday, February 17, 2014

Sunday Challenge -- A Quatern

..................The Drink 

Don't drink the water it can kill
Beware where you dip, one small sip
can lead to death or make you blind
Pour it down the sink don't you drink 

Boil it to make sure. Be safe or
don't drink the water it may kill
Sparkle chemicals can infuse
Chemicals can kill on their own 

The spring may be safe, cool and clear
Or bathing spot for animals
Don't drink the water it might kill
You bathe with soap, won't help a lot 

Buy your drink from the grocery store
Pure, spring, distilled, it matters much
whence it came. Check its source, beware
Don't drink the water it will kill

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Photos and poem Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

Today I am linked with the Real Toads, Sunday Form Challenge ~ Quatern 
That was yesterday, a Sunday.  The link still words but 
today, Monday, I'm linked with Real Toads, Open Monday.  They are different links.

1.  At the above link, Kerry challenged us to write a Quatern.  This is my attempt.  She said,
"A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle, which repeats line 4 as a refrain throughout the poem. However, with the Quatern, the refrain is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme."

2. I found this sign Thursday when I played golf at our local Panorama Village Country Club. Note how our freeze (just one) this year put the grass into dormancy. For sure I wouldn't lick my ball for good luck knowing where their irrigation water came from. When the grass returns it is a very pretty course.

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