Saturday, April 11, 2015

Day #11 : warmth of a day in April

A poem in Sapphics ~ quatrains whose first three lines have eleven syllables, and the fourth has just five. There is also a strict meter that alternates trochees ( a two syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed, and the second unstressed.) The first three lines consist of two trochees, a dactyl and two more trochees. The fourth line is a dactyl you followed by a trochee. 

Once a dream of arms sure of self shining fast 
down hallways of varnish rose brair'd in spring 
in this blue day of winter's prose of farewell
find me full of light 

west wind shatters plans and the hold remains true 
to the yellow-gray pulse of the sound of bees 
and where shall this song of waking be best heard 
there along moon's ghost 

once a dream of matter and the hue of hope 
sat upon the bones and weeds of this garden 
green to yellow leaf wonder born of fearlessness 
find me still in light 

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