Sleeping peacefully in the sun,
her back legs start to madly twitch.
She’s chasing squirrels in her dream,
with her sister, young and carefree.
Happy to be out in the woods,
they are running wild in the stream
splashing around and having fun,
wagging their tails, barking with glee.
Out on the bank again they run.
They pause awhile to have a shake,
before racing on, this sibling team,
for the apples under the tree.
They are back home, it would now seem.
She’s settled down, her dream is done.
Here are the rules for a bref double:
- 4 stanzas: 3 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas) and 1 couplet (or 2-line stanza)
- 3 rhymes: an A rhyme, B rhyme, and C rhyme
- The A and B rhymes appear twice in the first 3 stanzas and once each in the couplet
- The C rhyme is the final line in each of the quatrains
- Each poem has a variable line length, but the lines should be consistent within each poem