The Water Meets My Needs ~ mirrored refrain

The Water Meets My Needs

A leaf drifts slowly past me,
going where the current leads.
As my paddle meets the water,
the water meets my needs.

Each time, there’s something new
to experience, discover.
The water meets my needs
as my paddle meets the water.

From heron standing on the shore
to ducks concealed in bankside reeds.
As my paddle meets the water,
the water meets my needs.

Many rewards can be found
in each scene I encounter.
The water meets my needs
as my paddle meets the water.

 

This poem is my response to Poetry Form: Mirrored Refrain, the prompt from Grace at dVerse ~ Poets Pub. A mirrored refrain is formed by three or more quatrains where two lines within the quatrain are the “mirrored refrain” or alternating refrain.

 The rhyme scheme is as follows: xaBA, xbAB, xaBA, xbAB, etc.. (x represents the only lines that do not rhyme within the poem. A and B represent the refrain.)

40 thoughts on “The Water Meets My Needs ~ mirrored refrain

  1. Oh, I do enjoy nature poems and the water does meet my needs. Great choice in repetitive lines. That photo of the heron is fantastic! I took some great photos this week. I even caught one in flight. Now, I want to take my canoe out on the water.

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  2. I like the two different uses of meets in the refrains, yet each has the same urgency to it. Where would you and the paddle be without the water? Cleverly done with lots of vivid images to support the refrain.

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