This Vers Beaucoup* Poem is another collaboration between Bianca and I.
Stanzas 1 and 3, B.G. Bowers
Stanzas 2 and 4, Melanie Blackwell.
Spring flowers burst first with sunny thirst
We nursed our garden, love sprouting, never doubting
through seasonal pouting. Through summer heights and sultry nights
immune to fights, two hearts merged and our lives converged.
Flirtation and exploration regardless of location
provided warming sensation all through the Fall
never cause to brawl. We both did yearn to learn
to discern how to keep our love alive and make it thrive
Our hearts sang when Winter sprang, and marriage bells rang
we were ying and yang. Honey and moons and late afternoons
coffee and teaspoons, red conversations and blue revelations
in our garden of patience. No cloud too black to knock us off track.
Through the years we faced blackest fears and dried azure tears
holding one another near. White-hot pain fertilized a fleeting strain
yet our roots remain deep. Our love growing strong, because as we knew all along
we belong together. For all the right reasons, we have a love for all seasons.
© 2013 B.G. Bowers and Melanie Blackwell
*The Vers Beaucoup, a poem form created by Curt Mongold, which is French for “many rhymes”. Each stanza consists of four lines with a rhyming word scheme of:
Each rhyme can only use a MAXIMUM of three words. The fourth “a” rhyme carried over to the second line causes enjambment and creates a strong internal rhyming structure.