Tuesday, 29 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day 25 – Anaphora

Anaphora is a literary term for the practice of repeating certain words or phrases at the beginning of multiple clauses or, in the case of a poem, multiple lines. The phrase “A time to,” as used in the third Chapter of Ecclesiastes, is a good example of anaphora.

 I take a deep breath, beginning anew...
Glorious time of year as garden wakes
I've spent hours using rakes
Creating sanctuary birds return
Twitterpated, I do discern

I take a deep breath, beginning anew...
Chickadees flutter, preen and cajole
Fluttering above the grassy knoll
Surprises daily in my inherited garden
My skills the plants they duly pardon

Painted Lady, flowers
I take a deep breath, beginning anew...
Successes better a list to keep
For past mistakes I've buried deep
Each trial and error and tribulation
Do not require cogitation

I take a deep breath, beginning anew...
As Phoebe begins their ritual yearly
Females taken cavalierly
Daffodils their heads they raise
Springtime's here, we all do praise



Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You got lots of great bird action in your pictures.

Kay L. Davies said...

We haven't reached the glorious time of year here yet, and I might even miss the blossoming of our ornamental crabapple tree, or perhaps the Nanking cherry trees, or the mock orange.
O well, we've been advised by two former cruise company employees that our itinerary is gorgeous, and I know the blossoms will come out again next year, at least 'I hope'.
Also hope we see you next month.
Luv, K

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Stunning! YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

The pictures and words give you the nice feeling of spring all around. - Margy

William Kendall said...

Thoroughly spring-like!

Judy said...

So many flowers, and birds!! I love the coltsfoot blossoms with the painted lady - the construction work has cut swathes through our coltsfoot this year...

Hootin' Anni said...

...the old cliché is true in your neck of the woods "Spring HAS sprung". Beautiful in flight image of the bird by the way!!

Naquillity said...

your inherited garden is full of great sightings. love that image of the birds mating. so nice to see life will continue. your poem is full of nice imagery too. hope all is well. have a great day~