Sun – Compound Word Verse

Sun

Breaking the night in orange glow
Rising in the sky but still slow 
is sunlight

Streaking though the limbs of oak trees
Catching dust particles with ease
are sunbeams

Dancing on water’s gentle waves
Sparkling diamonds memory saves
as sun-kissed 

Tanning bodies on sandy shores
Skin soaking in lotion one pours
for sunburn 

As the day wears on it sinks low
Towards the west it now must go
to sunset


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Grace is hosting D'Verse Poets and she has prompted us with
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. (In the first example below the stem word is “moon” from the title “Moonlighting”; the compound words related to the title are moondust, moonbeams, moonsongs, etc.)

The Compound Word Verse (3 lines) has a set rhyme scheme and meter as follows:

Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b
Syllable/Meter: 8, 8, 3 

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  28 comments for “Sun – Compound Word Verse

  1. October 24, 2021 at 10:28 am

    From sunrise to sunset… we have the sun as our companion…

    • Christine Bolton
      October 24, 2021 at 3:18 pm

      Yes, and what a companion! ☺️🌞

  2. October 22, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Nailed it!! A great write!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 23, 2021 at 7:17 am

      Thanks so much Carol ☺️💕

  3. October 22, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Sigh. This was so lovely. I especially liked the third stanza with memory saving that vision.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks so much Merril. The sun was an easy pick – it does so much ☺️☀️🌞

      • October 23, 2021 at 6:56 am

        Yes, it does, and you’re welcome. 🌞

  4. Beverly Crawford
    October 22, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Well, this was a ray of sunshine!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Aww thanks Bev ☀️☺️

  5. October 22, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Wow! Love this, Christine. 😊💞

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Oh I’m so pleased Punam 🌞🌺 Thank you!

      • October 24, 2021 at 9:06 am

        You are welcome. ☺️

  6. October 22, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    This is so lovely …. makes me wish to escape our wintry weather and head off to a beach somewhere warm.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 6:52 pm

      Yes Helen! Come back to Florida ☀️

  7. October 22, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    From sunrise to sunset, the sun is a beauty to behold. Thanks for joining in our fun writing challenge.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      Yes it was a lot of fun Grace! Thank you ☺️

  8. October 22, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Well done. Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you dear Regina ☺️💕

  9. October 22, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful, bright, and sunny writing Christine — warms my heart! 🌞

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much Rob! ☺️💕

  10. October 22, 2021 at 1:13 am

    A beautiful tracing of the sun’s journey across the sky, and its action upon us!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Ingrid 😦💕. The sun was an easy one for me. Maybe I should have tried harder 😞

  11. October 22, 2021 at 12:53 am

    A shining performance to follow the format Christine
    https://youtu.be/0E1bNmyPWww

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 9:12 am

      Thanks for your kind words and the video Ivor ☺️💕

      • October 22, 2021 at 9:15 am

        My pleasure Christine 😊🌏

  12. October 22, 2021 at 12:21 am

    A treat to senses Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2021 at 9:11 am

      Thank you 😊 💕

      • October 22, 2021 at 11:51 am

        You’re welcome my friend

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