Spring Daffodils #SOL22

I loved this prompt from Denise Krebs on Ethical ELA’s #verselove.

It is called a 4 X 4 poem. Below are the constraints:

  • 4 syllables in each line
  • 4 lines in each stanza
  • 4 stanzas
  • Refrain repeated four times in lines 1, 2, 3, 4 of stanzas 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Bonus: Try writing a title in four syllables

spring daffodils
just greenery
tips of sunshine
perched and ready

checking daily
spring daffodils
when will you come?
it's been four weeks

two fallen blooms
awaiting more
spring daffodils
always past due

maybe today?
I can sense it
the brink of joy
spring daffodils
P.S. now on week five

9 thoughts on “Spring Daffodils #SOL22

  1. I always anticipated the spring daffodils just as you wrote…waiting, searching, hoping and then ecstatic with the first ones that always seemed to have partners. Love your poem because we don’t get the daffodils in TX like we did in MO. 🙂


  2. I enjoyed how you sprinkled in questions amongst your verses. It felt like a conversation about Spring. A lovely poem, thanks for sharing


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