O, Spring!

Baeometra uniflora amid Ursinia, 19 September 2020. Copyright 2020 Forgotten Fields. All rights reserved.
Baeometra uniflora amid Ursinia (possibly U. discolor), one of the many inspiring sights of spring (September to November in my country, South Africa). Taken 19 September 2020.

To me, spring is a time of involuntary inspiration. In the past month alone, I have composed many new poetic sketches inspired by the flowers I encountered, most of them for the first time, as what bloomed last year, now is nowhere to be found, replaced by different species.

Incidentally, I have noticed in my new sketches a sudden predilection for rhyming couplets in trimetre.1 Spontaneously, they take on the lively AA BB CC and so on rhyming scheme. I do not object; what better way to express the simple and cheerful feelings that move me to write, just now!

Of course, these new sketches are for a future, second anthology—I am yet working on the first—but, in the embrace of Persephone, how could I refuse to comply? I confess I feel a sense of frustration that days are so short and the list of what I wish to achieve in them so long.

  1. da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM / da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM and so on.

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