A Following Song

Kodak VS by Kevin DooleyDown by the hill, or lower down,
The larks and lizards built a town.
They sang for fun and lay in the sun
And life was easy.

Seasons came, and came, and came,
And some were different, some the same;
The flowers grew, and blossomed, and blew,
And life was easy.

But a lark grows bold to stretch its wing
While a lizard sleeps and dreams of spring.
So the larks forgot – what the lizards did not –
That life is easy.

Then they went their ways, no one knew why,
Some to the desert and some to the sky,
With the turning spheres and the passing years,
Like life, so easy.

This one started as an alphabet exercise — in the key of L — and I started out with down and town, then followed the rhymes along. It lost some of its L-iness along the way, and I changed one or two words later.

Image: Kodak VS by Flickr user Kevin Dooley, published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license.

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