No Finer Pals

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #15
“Kind” In B rhyme line


Photo Credit Dog And Cat Best Friends Travel Together
by : Tom Percival on : 10 Nov 2018 01:37
cat and dog travel@henrythecoloradodog/Instagram

Out on the farm a dog and cat
No finer pals you’ll ever find.
Then the dog barked, you’re not my kind
How could the news be worse than that?

The chicken called and so did the rat
It turns out now you’re not canine.
Then I’m told it seems you’re feline!
You never bark, you say meow
Still we are friends I will allow
I don’t care what others opine.

                                              ©2020 cj holm

“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.



Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #130 – spin/water


Thumping, bumping, yowl
The soapy water’s spinning
Cat cleaned in the tub

                                          -Clarence Holm


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