Poem with an explanation: Fire place

The fire glowed as words of ode were read aloud.

The soup simmered, its broth glimmered, in the black pot.

And by a chair there laid a pair of two small dogs.


The above poem utilizes the experimental poetry form: Lines with internal rhymes that was described on this blog in the June 5, 2014 post.

The scene is of someone sitting by a fire in a large chair, reading poetry, while they cook soup in a pot over the fire, and dogs sleep on a rug in front of the hearth.  The scene is winter, in the evening and it is relatively dark inside the home where the scene is.

The poem is short, and rather than telling a story, simply shows a scene.