Up – On the green hill,
Stands the king’s castle,
With tall rocky walls.
What was behind walls??
A Secret door – down hill…
As none could enter the castle;
Secrets of the king’s castle
Are now open with broken walls,
But still stand up on the hill…..
On the green hill, stands the king’s castle with broken walls….
~ It’s a ten line poem arranged in three stanzas of three lines, and ends with a single line.
~ The key words are the end of line words that become refrain and repeat.
~ Choose three words you’d associate with the image, words that will fall at the end of your lines.
~ Number them 1,2,3.
~ Your first stanza has three lines, with end of line words in the order 1,2,3.
~ Second stanza, the end of line words are in the order 3,1,2
~ Third stanza 2,3,1.
~ Last line uses all three words in order 1,2,3. ~ The lines don’t have to be any particular length but it’s usual for them to be all of the same length.