And Beauty Find, By Donna Matthews


Today’s poetry form is called Chanso Poetry. From Brewer,

Chanso poems are adaptable to the needs of the poet. This French form consists of five or six stanzas with an envoy that is roughly half the size of a regular stanza. So what is a regular stanza?

That depends on what the poet decides. The main rules are that each line of the poem should have the same number of syllables, and each stanza should be uniform when it comes to length and rhyme scheme. Beyond that, the poet has final say.


And Beauty Find

a question for you today
what glory your eyes did see
what made a smile, take note

morning birds, what did they say
robins, wrens singing with glee
on the breeze, they seem to float

or perhaps the ocean spray
morn light sparkling the sea
on horizon a small boat

or maybe a kitten stray
asleep, sprawled under the tree
foolishness? no, her purr gloats

my favorite, a bouquet
tender blooms happy to be
oh, how I delight to dote

beloved, crawl days deaf, blind
or arouse, and beauty find

Now to you…wanna try a Chanso poem? Share a link in the comments below!

I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms.  To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. And Beauty Find is #31 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

5 thoughts on “And Beauty Find, By Donna Matthews

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