By Josie Whitehead
Silently courses the brown snaking river;
Silently shimmering, the frost makes us shiver.
Silently soft clouds drift past up on high,
Puffing along in a halcyon sky.
Silently darkness descends all around;
Silently leaves drop upon the cold ground;
Silently the barn owl steals from his bed;
Time for the creatures of night to be fed.
Silently rises the moon in the sky;
Silently daytime is saying goodbye.
Silently I make my way to my bed
Where problems of day drift away from my head.
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Note: An adverb describes a verb (a doing thing). Now you write some sentences starting with silently, and perhaps some that begin with noisily, eg: Noisily children all chattered in class. This sentence is also is written in tetrameter. Try it. It's easy. Josie