Paint chip challenge 52 Silence

From Lynda Kruschke’s post, where the whole challenge, colours and her poem may be seen:

Our theme is Silence. Seems appropriate for a relatively quiet holiday season.

The words and phrases you have to work with are sprig of mintsmoke signaldragonflyblack catfaded denimdust devil, and prickly pear. My challenge to you is to pick just one of these words, the one that most symbolizes silence for you, and write four tercets with a clear rhyme scheme. Or you could choose to write a triolet.

I learned from the link above that the rhyming scheme of a triolet is ABaAabAB, where upper case letters denote repeated lines. Lower case letters denote a rhyme matching the line represented by the same upper case letter.

A sprig of mint took me back to my childhood. For the sake of the challenge I have made my mother silent, but it would have been very unusual for her not to have thanked me.

Silence

My mother sent me out to pick a sprig of mint
From the corner of the garden near the shed.
Our garden had clay soil and stones* of flint.
My mother sent me out to pick a sprig of mint.
I noticed in her thankful eyes a glint,
When she took it from me; not a word she said.
My mother sent me out to pick a sprig of mint
From the corner of the garden near the shed.

* For readers in the US our British stones are what you call rocks. 🙂

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