Sometimes I write poems in response to prompts posted on the Miss Rumphius Effect blog. This one calls for a 9-line poem with the following syllable counts: 2-4-6-8-10-8-6-4-2, and requires the first and last lines to match.
the crest upon
a robin’s chest, the blue
in a bluebird’s feathery nest.
You’re the song I sing when I go to sleep,
the words I pray my soul to keep
when I need to be strong—
and if I’m not…