Poetry by Jeff Green

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Shy

by cricketjeff on November 5, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I caught a glimpse of every man’s delight
Across the lake they sat amongst the rocks
With games and laughter as they dried their locks
Three laughing fairies bathed in silver light
      I dared not move or I might lose the sight
      Revealed by moonbeams turning night to day
      No man could look at them then turn away
      Three laughing fairies bathed in silver light
The laughter turned to tiny screams of fright     
And thunder clouds were rolled across the sky
The moon appeared to know that they were shy
Three laughing fairies bathed in silver light
      I caught a glimpse of every man’s delight
      Three laughing fairies bathed in silver light

     
     

Author notes

The picture is Moonlight Fairies by manips-of-artist2

The poem is an “Echo Sonnet” similar to a Kyrielle sonnet but using traditional sonnet meter and a rhyme scheme of a1bbA accA addA a1A where a1 and A are repeated lines.