10-line Poem Challenge #14: Brady’s Touch – Summer Days

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10-line Poem Challenge #14: Brady’s Touch – Summer Days

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Harvest is Finished

Summer hay harvested, been cut and baled
Clouds appearing on the horizon
Rain, a much-needed component
Will restore growth in the meadow,
nice field.

The smell of fresh cut hay is inhaled
as a breath of cooler air flies in
by a lady walking her horse
enjoying the warm bright sun glow
appealed.

Brady’s Touch is a decastich (10-line poem) created by Maryann Merryweather-Travis on November 2006, in honor of Allen Brady.

  • It is made of 2 quintets (5-line stanzas) with a specific rhyme and syllabic count.
  • Line length: Each stanza follows the same pattern of 9-9-8-8-2 syllables.
  • Rhyme scheme: abxcd abxcd
  • Thus the second stanza is an exact replica of the first stanza in terms of line length and rhyme. The poem really has a nice sound, with the rhyming sounds being so far apart from each other.

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