Birds of winter sing,
a melodic song,
wandering far wide sailing on wing.
Gelid winter weather, oh! so strong,
but tender feathery birds,
enjoy snowy splendor as they sing along.
They give music to unheard words,
warming every niche ,
and infuse zest to passing herds.
With their music of wavy pitch,
I’ll remember winter with songs to enrich.
The rhyme scheme for this form of poetry is "aba bcb cdc, etc." The second line of each tercet sets the rhyme for the following terce.The rhyme scene at the end of the poem looks like this: "xyx yzy zz”.