Quiall at Butterfly Sand posts a Daily quip. Her post today says, “True beauty shines through kindness.”
I couldn’t help but reposted my daughter’s post on Tinybeans on July 15, 2022.
On this day, Mercy, her husband Will took the kids to a park. The kids had fun at the splash pad with their dad.
After playing, Autumn and Nora were wrapped in the beach towels, warmed up in the sun.
There was an ice cream vendor in the park. My daughter Mercy said, “The ice cream vendor only took cash, which we didn’t have. We told the kids this and immediately there was a torrent of tears. A kind woman who witnessed all this happening gifted us a few dollars to buy them some ice cream 🙏”
My comment was, “Aww! What a kind soul! She made these girls very happy!”
We’ll repeat this story to them again and again.
It’s the fourth week of the month! Harmony Kent from last month’s challenge picked the theme for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This month’s theme is Kindness.
I chose the Alouette poetry form for this poem.
The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, (12 lines or more) with the following set rules: Syllabic: 5/5/7/5/5/7, Rhyme Scheme: aabccb.
The form name is a French word meaning ‘skylark’ or larks that fly high, the association to the lark’s song being appropriate for the musical quality of this form. The word ‘alouette’ can also mean a children’s song (usually sung in a group), and although this poetry form is not necessarily for children’s poetry (but can be applied that way), it is reminiscent of that style of short lines.