Poem: Florette – “Song of Signs” #wordhighjuly #poetry #amwriting #harana




I’ll sing you music each long night.

Do you hear my voice take flight?

My alto voice rings loud in my ears.

Wish to be there, so you see dear, my notes just right.


You’ll treasure my words, piercing thought.

Can I reach through your veil, you’re aloft.

Stuck inside, where I cannot reach.

No silence but song, I beseech; sign of love sought.


Dusk, lingering in your splendor,

Hope you’ll hear my words crescendo

Problems arise when you see how I sing,

For I am deaf, my songs hand signs ring, my concerto.


Please my love, notice me noiseless,

Signs speak my ardor voiceless.

You gaze through me, my pretty face

Your chosen love’s voice has no grace; my signs joyful.


The Florette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more 4-line stanzas.

Rhyme scheme: a,a,b,a 
Meter: 8,8,8,12 

Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, on syllable 8.

Like the outgrowing of a small flower, the forth line of each stanza is longer, and enwraps the previous lines. Line #4 requires an internal rhyme scheme that rhymes the eighth syllable with the end of line #3, and continues to add on four more syllables than the other lines so that the fourth line ends rhyming with lines #1 and #2.

Please see Shadow Poetry for more information. 


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22 thoughts on “Poem: Florette – “Song of Signs” #wordhighjuly #poetry #amwriting #harana

    • mandibelle16 July 13, 2016 / 4:38 am

      Thanks Lady Lee. It was a bit of work figuring out the rhyming pattern at first, but I’m pleased with it 🙂 Thanks for your comment .

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  1. Graham Lawrence July 13, 2016 / 5:40 am

    Fascinating poem and interesting construction. Very enjoyable

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    • mandibelle16 July 13, 2016 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks Rosema. It’s a very cool form. I think you’d like it. Just count your syllables on your fingers as you write. Tha go back and check at the end 🙂

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      • rosemawrites July 13, 2016 / 4:04 pm

        Got to take note of this then, dear! 😉 Thank you very much! ❤❤❤

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    • mandibelle16 July 13, 2016 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks Melinda. It’s a her actually, but she does love him. In my mind I can kind of had the idea of the little mermaid on land (the Disney kind) who had no voice, trying to woo Prince Eric, who is in love with another girl (like the Grimm’s Brother’s little mermaid) and doesn’t really notice her more than say a little sister, but she loves him.

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      • Melinda Kucsera July 14, 2016 / 2:05 pm

        Oh I didn’t get this was a female narrator but that’s a brilliant idea for a story. You’re welcome )

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      • mandibelle16 July 14, 2016 / 4:18 pm

        You know what I realize reading it, I don’t give the speaker a gender, so you are right than it could very well be a he. I guess that’s a good thing, lets you the reader decide for themselves. 🙂

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      • Melinda Kucsera July 14, 2016 / 4:45 pm

        usually the fellow does the wooing so I automatically assumed the narrator was a he. 😉

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  2. maria July 13, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Ooh that sounds like a tricky form, Mandi. Yet you made it look so easy with your poem. Poignantly beautiful. 💕👏

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    • mandibelle16 July 13, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks Maria. I’m happy you liked it. Not so tricky, count the syllables on your fingers. It works for me 🙂

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      • maria July 14, 2016 / 9:09 am

        I do that all the time. Haha but I either run out of syllables or go over it. Gee… XD

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      • mandibelle16 July 14, 2016 / 4:26 pm

        Haha. Yes that happens. I have found too, having a thesaurus open in my IPad, as well as rhymezone, helps a great deal. It’s a bit annoying to jump btw screens, but it helps a lot covering extra syllables or finding a word with less, or simply adding new words to words one often uses. Good luck if you do try one 🙂


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