Gardeners in Spring

This is a terzanelle. It is my first attempt at one. If you want to know more about this form, which is similar to a villanelle here is a link to Lewis Turco’s site. He provides a succinct explanation and guide to this circular form.

Gardeners in Spring

Spring wind teases slender olive branches,
sunlight dances in a stream of raindrops,
gilded greys with cerulean patches.

Gardeners raking, planting summer crops;
a fish-bone silhouette catches signals,
sunlight dances in a stream of raindrops.

Her phone trills, she looks at it and dimples,
in the olive tree, two birds make a nest,
a fish-bone silhouette catches signals.

A neighbour stops to share a simple jest,
she blushes at his words, planting sweet pea seeds.
In the olive tree, two birds make a nest

With staged shock, he points at her ragged weeds,
the sun shines in a sailor’s patch of blue,
She blushes at his words planting sweet pea seeds.

Courting birds sing galliards in the yew,
spring wind teases slender olive branches,
the sun shines in a sailor’s patch of blue;
gilded greys with cerulean patches.

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