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Author Name: Freequeens1 3 Comments
Date Added: March 05, 2007 23:03:30 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Arizona Springs

Arizona Springs

Arizona Springs filled with balmy breezes,
As the northern part of the country freezes
In Winter’s last best efforts to try and stay;
As Spring slowly advances day after day,
The bond of Winter reluctantly eases.
 
Boastful talk about our best season ceases
With the first of the dusty monsoon sneezes.
Blessed and lucky, we can savor each day—
        Arizona Springs.
 
March is for short sleeves and short term leases
When the ‘Snowbirds’ rent and bug us to pieces.
The native flora goes on vivid display
Throughout the months of March, April and May.
Bright colors with the temperature increases.
        Arizona Springs.
Author's Notes:
This form is called Rondeau from the French.  15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR.  Lines 9 and 15 are short - a refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one.  The other lines are longer (but all of the same metrical length)
 
Only poking fun at the people who come to Arizona during the winter and spring, called "Snowbirds", to escape the cold.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on September 28, 2009 08:47:21 AM Report
now heading into fall ...the dreaded return of the snow birds...at least the blistering heat is fading... and at least we have three out of the four seasons to enjoy...along with everybody else and their dog...i liked this piece...your neighbor in east Mesa...
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 7, 2007 08:27:17 PM Report
Then damnmed SNOWBIRDS!!...Tourists are akways reviled, wherever they go, it seems.I lived in a resort town for a few years. That's all I ever heard from the locals during touiste season.."Those damned tourists!.I'll be glad when they're gone!!..:O) Great description of your part of the world, Penny...len
Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on March 6, 2007 01:46:32 PM Report
Way to go, you did good! :o)




 


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