Huitain: [wee‐ten], a French stanza form consisting of eight lines ~ single verse ~ eight lines ~ eight syllables ~ rhyme scheme: a b a b b c b c
Huitain: The Sun Sets In Spring
Banish the blues with a red torch,
blend them purple, for tomorrow,
boys and clinker mean, not too much,
warm debris for the wheelbarrow.
Pigeons perch on the old scarecrow,
and imagine lilac in spring,
they watch the boy make a furrow
and prepare for life on the wing.
Polly Robinson © 2013