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Pristine mountain breeze Shivers naked trees... Autumn whispers her adieu. Northern air descends Chilling snow filled winds, Pines view a magic milieu. In the frigid snow Icy crystals grow In the beauty of the light. Snowflakes bring a sigh... Snowdrifts rising high As the winter sky turns white. Warm inside our Inn Snowbound once again In our peaceful getaway. We take great delight At the cheery sight Of a snowman shaped today. December 31, 2016 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This poem is an Alouette: The Alouette, is a form created by Jan Turner, it consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules: Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7 Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b The form name is a French word meaning 'skylark' or larks that fly high, the association to the lark's song being appropriate for the musical quality of this form. The word 'alouette' can also mean a children's song (usually sung in a group), and although this poetry form is not necessarily for children's poetry (but can be applied that way), it is reminiscent of that style of short lines. Preference for the meter accent is on the third syllable of each line.

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Date: 2/22/2017 6:31:00 AM
I give this a seven plus, Connie. Thanks so much for giving the form and its requirements. It's a new one for me. Very well done!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/23/2017 8:23:00 PM
You are very welcome Cona. Thank you! ; )
Date: 1/19/2017 9:14:00 AM
Thank you for sharing this, Connie. This is a new form for me. I love it, and will probably be trying to write one soon. Thanks so much for giving the requirements.
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Date: 1/19/2017 10:29:00 AM
Thank you so much Cona. I wrote another one titled 'An Autumn Alouette'. You will find it is easier to get the rhythm if you have examples to look at. I just love the form....but they do take a little work to get the meter right. I hope you decide to write one. So nice to hear from you. ; )
Date: 1/16/2017 1:42:00 PM
Cool form! How well I remember singing that "allouutte" song in elementary school and feeling sad when I learned the song was about pulling out a birds feathers (maybe that isn't true). Your poem is delightful and engaging, a chilly, but beautiful day described in poetic glory and warmth. I didn't want it to end! Hugs, CayCay
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Date: 1/16/2017 2:50:00 PM
You are too kind CayCay. I do love the lyrical quality of this form. I can't seem to get on the premium short lists there are so many gifted poets. Thank you my friend. : )
Date: 1/15/2017 12:07:00 PM
Wow nice pen, Louis.
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Date: 1/15/2017 10:47:00 PM
Thank you very much Louis. ; )
Date: 1/8/2017 12:14:00 AM
Well done, Connie. You write so well that it's necessary to explain the form, which is so skillfully and artfully blended and composed that no one would otherwise pay any attention to the mechanics.
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Date: 1/10/2017 8:51:00 PM
Thank you so very much Mark. At first glance this form seems very simple and easy. It is anything but, because if the meter is off, it ruins the entire presentation. It makes me feel honored that you appreciate that. So nice to have a visit from you Mark. : )
Date: 1/5/2017 11:46:00 AM
Form is new to me but you gave us a gifted example to follow! Superb imagery, flow and rhyme.... A fav....
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Date: 1/5/2017 1:36:00 PM
Thank you so much Robert for your nice comment, and for faving this poem. I really appreciate it. I hope this new year finds you in good health. : )
Date: 1/3/2017 3:03:00 AM
I love this one and the form you've done it in too:)
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Date: 1/5/2017 4:03:00 AM
Thank you very much Jo. I will be back to read more poetry later. I'm dealing with a sore eye right now so my computer time is limited. Cheers, Connie
Date: 1/2/2017 10:37:00 PM
What a lovely poem, Connie! I really like that form too and thank you for explaining it. Carole Duet
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Date: 1/5/2017 4:06:00 AM
Thank you very much Carole. You don't see it much, but it is one of my favorite forms. A friend of mine created it. ; )
Date: 1/2/2017 6:14:00 PM
This is REALLY nice, Connie. I remember this form and I believe I did one a long time ago. You did such a good job I am faving this one!! soupmail.
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Date: 1/5/2017 4:00:00 AM
Awww thank you Andrea. You know they are harder than they look to get the rhythm right. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and the fave. It means a lot to me. Hugs, Connie ; )
Date: 1/1/2017 7:21:00 PM
I had not yet read the explanation of the form, and reading the poem I enjoyed the rhythm and thought this sounds like a song :) Nicely done. Happy new year, dear Connie.
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Date: 1/5/2017 3:57:00 AM
Thank you Agnes. I really like this form. Happy New Year to you and yours too. ; )
Date: 1/1/2017 5:44:00 PM
Do not pretend to fully understand this difficult form of poetic meter you have wrestled with here, Connie...But my word - You have done it exceedingly well! Nicely composed, Connie, my friend. All the very best for your New Year - Cheers! :) john
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Date: 1/2/2017 4:26:00 AM
Thank you for recognizing that this form is difficult though it looks very simple. They are a challenge to write but I do love the way they sound. I hope you are well and enjoying our brand-new year John. So nice to hear from you. blessings Connie : )
Date: 1/1/2017 9:52:00 AM
This is terrific Connie...A great form...Wishing your family a happy new year
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Date: 1/1/2017 8:15:00 AM
- A lovely poem, Connie - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/1/2017 8:10:00 AM
Great poem lovely scene you have painted a great picture x the style too hard for me x
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Date: 1/1/2017 4:53:00 AM
Really lovely, Connie. You don't say whether you have entered it into Mystic's Contest. I am sure it would do well. Happy New Year. // Barry.
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Date: 1/1/2017 5:45:00 AM
Oh yes, I did enter it. I really like the title she chose. Fingers crossed. Thank you Barry. Have a super new year! : )
Date: 12/31/2016 7:16:00 PM
YOu made me think of this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X36_5JYt8yY It's a link to a French song that my adult son learned when he was in elementary school. I sent him the link, too. Big Smiles. Enjoy the little song. And yes, I did enjoy your poem as well as your remarks. Be safe celebrating. !
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Date: 12/31/2016 7:54:00 PM
Thank you very much. I have taught this song to my granddaughter. This form is a bit of a challenge to write because of the meter Dane-Ann, but I enjoy the lyrical sound. Have a blessed new year! ; )