Toys for Olyvia © Lyn Crain

Toys for Olyvia

© Lyn Crain

come in all sizes
many surprises
there is always time for play
dolls or ducks pick one
going to be fun
She’s happy, we’ve got all dayjump rope or hopscotch
join in, don’t just watch
a child’s life is way to short
a chef or cowboy
we play to enjoy
tea time and chocolate torteriding on snowflake
its my day to make
every moment is the best
playing with her toys
does what she enjoys
before it is time to rest

The Alouette, created by Jan Turner, consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, with the following set rules:
Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b

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.

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