Harvest is Finished
Summer hay harvested, been cut and baled
Clouds appearing on the horizon
Rain, a much-needed component
Will restore growth in the meadow,
The smell of fresh cut hay is inhaled
as a breath of cooler air flies in
by a lady walking her horse
enjoying the warm bright sun glow
Brady’s Touch is a decastich (10-line poem) created by Maryann Merryweather-Travis on November 2006, in honor of Allen Brady.
- It is made of 2 quintets (5-line stanzas) with a specific rhyme and syllabic count.
- Line length: Each stanza follows the same pattern of 9-9-8-8-2 syllables.
- Rhyme scheme: abxcd abxcd
- Thus the second stanza is an exact replica of the first stanza in terms of line length and rhyme. The poem really has a nice sound, with the rhyming sounds being so far apart from each other.