January 9, 2013

A Winter's Sleep

Chill within the night air brings frost
Beauty in sight withers and dies
Winter came again all is lost
Whispering Pines say their goodbyes

Snow crystals form on frozen ground
Protects the seeds as they sleep sound
 Blankets foliage buried below
From winter’s wonderland of snow

- Rhoda Galgiani

Editor's Note:
Rispetto - An Italian form of poetry, is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter - The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd - This is a meter of 8 syllables per line