Grace is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with writing a Monotetra, See below:
*Comprised of quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables per line *Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.) *The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables. This is what makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form – the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. *This poem can be as short as 1 or 2 quatrains and as long as a poet wishes.
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1 Line 2: 8 syllables; A2 Line 3: 8 syllables; A3 Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4
The Full Moon of May is known as Flower Moon to signify the flowers that bloom during this month. It makes me think of Texas wildflowers. The beautiful gifts of nature that come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
I lived in Dallas, Texas for 14 years and will never forget the miles and miles of brightly colored wildflowers that would grow along the side of the highways and in fields. It was a sight difficult to describe to anyone who had not seen it for themselves. It was as if nature had laid down a multi-colored wall to wall carpet stretching for miles. You would see Indian Blanket, Pink Ladies, Black Eyed Susan, Indian Paintbrush. Mexican Hat, Milkweed, Texas Bluebonnet, Blackfoot Daisy and many more.
The Texas wildflowers was as inspiration of Lady Bird Johnson, the wife of President Lyndon Johnson. Both were nature-loving Texans. Johnson’s crowning achievement was the Highway Beautification Act of 1965, or “Lady Bird’s Bill,” which not only promoted the planting of wildflowers and other fauna along the growing Interstate Highway System but also limited billboard advertisements and other roadside eyesores such as junkyards. To this day, Springtime in Texas is a magnificent sight. The flower fields have become popular settings for family photographs and weddings.