My Picture Window #Etheree

This week, the challenge is “to share the view outside your window by writing a syllabic poem.” Here is the view from my window though the picture doesn’t show the howling wind and the continuous rain… spring still seems far away!

View from my bedroom window

tree twigs
swing harder 
wrathful wind howls,
inert spring stumbles
nonplussed, she looks at the 
silvery sky that shields sun.
My picture window remains closed
to keep the wayward winter chill and
the unpleasant sounds of the wild wind out.

So ferocious that it knocks down blossoms
as if spring charm is at its mercy!
It’s fun to watch freaky weather 
only from my French window
and wait for fragrant queen
to arrive with breeze
loved by lillies 
and roses
to spread
© Balroop Singh

Thanks to Colleen for the inspiration to write syllabic poetry. My admiration for this form has grown with each attempt.

I have written a double Etheree which consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Thank you.

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48 thoughts on “My Picture Window #Etheree

  1. This was a perfect poem to enjoy while listening to the continuous Drip drip drip of the rain and the winds were holing just a little while ago. Spring is only in the mind with this weather :)) I love the form of this poem.

    1. I am glad you like this form Prag. it gives a little liberty to say more otherwise syllabic poetry is quite restrictive. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, the drip drip is still on as I watch the sky from my couch. 😀

  2. That looks similar to the view from my window too, Balroop. A gorgeous, blustery poem, and I love the hopeful vision of the spring queen’s arrival at the end. I can’t wait.

    1. Oh yes Colleen, this million dollar view from my bedroom and living room has inspired a number of poems. I can see the sunrise and the full moon from my couch and an amazing view beyond the trees is Mount Diablo! Thank you1 🤗

    1. We have seen a long drought Yvette, and so we were happy with so much of rain in the beginning but now it has become too much!! Thank you for coming over to read and share your thoughts.

  3. Wow, I love the photo and your poem. You’ve captured the movement and possibilities, Balroop, exquisitely.

  4. Such a fun poem, Balroop! ❤ I like writing syllabic poems, and this is one I would like to try. What a beautiful green view outside your window. I felt the cool rain and the wind blowing through the pine trees as I read the poem! 🙂

  5. We moved to Portland three months ago, Balroop! It’s April, but we had hail today. The outside of my window isn’t any better than yours. I’m still in a California mood, so I planted roses, daffodils, and primrose. I’ll plant daylilies, pansies, and many more kinds of flowers. I love your poem and the anticipation of the coming of the fragrant queen.

    1. Oregon is a beautiful state! it’s nice that you have moved nearer to your grandkids. I am sure your lilies and pansies would smile soon. 😊 Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts Miriam.

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