Spring Meltdown

Miz Quickly’s Impromptu Poetry Day 23: Repeat After Me


Spring Meltdown

A cascade poem should flow downward,
rushing water leaping over stones and boulders.
Every third line, a ripple of repetition.

It begins, sun melting hard packed snow
creating a river which seeks lowest ground.
A cascade poem should flow downward.

Sweeping over, under, and through
any obstacle standing in its path,
rushing water leaping over stones and boulders.

Thirsty land awaits spring meltdown,
hears the rumble of its coming onslaught,
every third line, a ripple of repetition.

Elizabeth Crawford  4/23/13

Notes: When all else fails, revert to teacher mode.

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15 Responses to Spring Meltdown

  1. Love that you have both form and content represented here, Elizabeth…beautiful lines indeed!


  2. Ahem…sorry I meant “you have both form and content represented here that reinforces and features the name and form itself.” Cut my thought short there. 🙂


  3. Quickly says:

    Very cool, Elizabeth, on both levels.
    You should do an ars poetica chapbook.


  4. Marianne says:

    A gorgeous poem, Elizabeth! I am in awe. You have made the form look easy.

    Please find me here (rogue is in vogue):


  5. margo roby says:

    So cool. I love this, Elizabeth. As Hannah says…



  6. Stan Ski says:

    If that’s how it should be done, I never stood a chance… You nailed it Elizabeth!


  7. viv blake says:

    I just love every aspect of this poem – the cleverness of writing about a literal cascade in a literary cascade form. Beautiful.


  8. Ditto,Ditto, and thrice ditto, you write a poem like an angel plays the harp, heaven sent!
    and my foggy brain still has no link/identity with form! 😦 G


  9. Daydreamer says:

    Beautifully written! I absolutely love the ending and the imagery!


  10. julespaige says:

    Seeking the lowest ground…a pillow for my head.
    Now I see how we thought along the same lines.
    Now if this is what we can do with our brains fried…imagine what we can do on a good day!
    Thanks for your visit, and kind words.


  11. Sherry Marr says:

    Beautiful. Now I want to try one!


  12. Pamela says:

    You are my hero, Elizabeth. Love this and how you present in the most beautiful manner.



  13. Mary says:

    I love how you did this, Elizabeth. Cascade poems, cascades of melting water….perfect comparison.


  14. Mr. Walker says:

    Elizabeth, this is awesome. What a wonderful poem in and of itself – and a teaching poem too – a great model. And, thank you for reminding me of the cascade prompt – I must attempt one now myself. Oh, and water – I love water poems.



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