At the online writers’ group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Kerry introduced us this weekend to a poetic form called the florette, a form created by Jan Turner for its delicacy of rhyme and meter, thus:
Ruthlessly eschewing delicacy and even grammar, I have created the following florette, full of sound but dreary, signifying nothing much.
A child's bedtime
a florette with petals removed, by Kay L. Davies © 2012
something a dreaming child can see,
so leave her with a cheerful thought
or you may rue what you have wrought unknowingly.
no monster stories late at night
to give a little girl a fright:
let her have her lighthearted dreams
full of flowery girlish schemes, which plan she might.
To read other poems in the florette form, written by serious, dedicated poets, please visit the Garden.