Tag: Snowbirds

Flying South – The Wayra

A flock of red-crested pochard standing together

Flying South

Whooshing of wings flap
In the early morning air
Constant quacking breaks silence
Too numerous to count
Snowbirds have returned with a splash


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Grace is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with form
I am not familiar with. 

The Wayra (Quechua - wind) is a popular verse form of Peru and Bolivia. It appears it originated in an indigenous Quechua language but has found its way into Spanish literature. It is a short syllabic verse form.
The elements of the Wayra are:

1.a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
2.syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8
3.unrhymed.

Plus we are to incorporate onomatopoeia! 
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