The Song of Lake Frogs—Monorhyme

At an empty campground

My son and I leave the tent

Wearing headlamps


For a cool night’s hike

We walk winding the road

Down to the boat ramp


Where the water is lit

With green eyes reflecting

Frogs along the lake’s damp


Making their meals

From the night bugs

That followed from camp.


A monorhyme poem maintains the same sound for each of its rhymes.

I originally envisioned this as a free verse poem until I noticed a few unintended rhymes at the ends of some of the lines. I didn’t have change much to get it to rhyme the whole way through, and it didn’t change any of the poem’s meaning to work in the rhyme.


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