Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snow Flakes

We are asked to write a cameo.

The Cameo is a purely syllabic form consisting of six lines with the following syllable count:
 2, 5, 8, 3, 8, 7, 2. 


Whirling through the air.
Stark white against the grey black sky.
Drifting down.
Your beauty is, sadly, so brief.
Soon you merge into a mass.......
Snow -drift.


Time passes very slowly
When you are only three
And someone's said
 'Don't crease yourselves and just sit quietly!
You yawn, you stretch, you gaze about,
You fiddle with your hair,
You gaze at other little girls,
Although it's rude to stare.
You hear the music playing;
It's the tune ahead of yours!
Not too long now, darlings!
You'll just love the applause!


Kerry O'Connor said...

I think the snowflake a most apt choice for the cameo. Your careful selection of words really captured its beauty.

Thanks for playing along on Sunday Toads.

Fireblossom said...

Kid Time is definitely different than Adult time! I read once that, to a child, it seems that "twenty years or twenty dollars can scarce ever be spent." Ain't it the truth. Now they both flash by like nothing.

Scarlet said...

Nice poetry form.. yep, those snowflakes are just lovely when they are falling.

The second post is adorable...children have no concept of time, but we love these angels in pink~

Maude Lynn said...

Gorgeous Cameo!

hedgewitch said...

Your cameo is so true--the individuality of each flake piling up into drifts--I wonder if they get it back atom by atom as they melt.

Liked your little girl poem, too. All that fidgety energy--if only I had an ounce of it some days. ;_)

Marian said...

your cameo looks like a snowflake! very nice.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love both of make the cameo look easy. Maybe I will try it after all!