I think I heard that Spring is here!
that lovely time when green things grow
and sun’s descent begins to slow
it is my favourite time of year
but still I wish to cry, here’s why:
there’s one thing that is far too clear
outside there’s still a foot of snow
…I thought I heard that Spring is here…
at dVerse, Victoria has introduced us to a form called the Octain Refrain. It comprises of 2 tercets and a couplet in iambic tetrameter or pentameter (poet’s choice). Rhyme scheme is A-b-b, a-c/c-a, b-A. Capital A denotes that the first line is echoed in the final line, and some variation is allowed. The middle line of the 2nd tercet contains internal rhyme.
By the way, a “foot of snow” might be a slight exaggeration.