To me, effervescence is~
Excited laughter of small children
Following an energetic puppy
Fishing for compliments in a new dress
Entering a happy party of friends
Rock ‘n Roll til the day I die
Visits from Grandpa and Grandma
Experiencing life to the fullest
Smiling and singing a happy song
Coloring my world with a rainbow paintbrush
Exocit foods from lands far away
Night time bonfires billowing smoke to the stars
Climbing to the top of a hill to smile at God
Energetic and enthusiastic excitement~effervescence
This is my contribution to the challenge at Real Toads where we are to write a (13 line) poem on effervescence.
The poetry challenge at real toads today is based on the work of Sanford Lyne. We were to choose a word group and use it to write a poem. The word group I chose was: blackbirds (I changed to peacock), snow, tail feathers, and ink.
peafowl strutting stately and proud
bright blue beauty against white snow
tail feathers trail gracefully behind
with leering eyes like a pen and ink drawing
As a second one I chose the word group including: mother, folds, twilight and hands.
Be sure to visit Real Toads for more Poem Sketches.
The challenge at Real Toads is to write at least three Tanka. They follow the format of 5-7-5-7-7 for syllables per line.
danger lurks within
fire raging underneath
bursting forth lava
flowing slowly down hillsides
silent hush of destruction
seeds sleeping in ground
soil gives seeds nutrients
roots break through seed coat
leaf upon leaf growing strong
buds, blossoms and blooms abound
dragon’s breath spewing
hot flames from reptilian mouth
burning land around
sight of a lady dragon
changes flames to loving heart