An Autumn Weekend (Lai Poem)

by | Sep 21, 2013 | Creative Writing, Proper Poetry | 0 comments

It is Saturday,
a day we should play,
I’m told. 
It is a grey day,
the sun’s gone away,
it’s cold.
Indoors I will stay
and write me a Lai –
that’s bold.
(But I have to say
this is not my way
to gold!)
Now on Sunday though,
seen out my window
is sun.
I’m ready to go
out walking and so
have fun.
In arm with my beau,
and my dog in tow,
we’ll run.
(I’m happy to know
that Autumn has now
Then come Monday morn
I’ll go back to norm
at work.
From my weekend torn
a new week is born
to irk.
Paper piles adorn
the desk of this worn
out clerk.
(And phoning with scorn
customers have gone
Creative Writing homework for September (with apologies for making each stanza 12 lines long, not nine):-
THE LAI – Is another French form. It’s a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. The lines with an “a” rhyme use – 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables.
I think, with dismay
my words, all so grey,
show it:
my writing is fey
and folks, every day,
know it;
but, writing a lai,
this writer can play