Renewal

To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night (Gibran)

I hear a faint cry, a diminishing shrill
I search high and low, tracing the sound
Intoxicating angst, a nebulous overfill
Of ruinous shambles erupts my ground

My feet unsure my heart slept, no guard
But wait! A voice now growing strong
As light reveals and bathes these bitter scars
A healing balm of grace—no more alone

Dversepoets.com Take a fragment from a mystic poet and incorporate the words into a poem or use as an epigraph to introduce your poem. For an extra challenge write your poem in one of the octave forms. I chose Gibran’s line as an epigrah and a Canzonetta octave form. Ab ab cd cD.

Not sure its all correct.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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14 Responses to Renewal

  1. Yes Mary the healing sounds are in your poem

    Like

  2. Ingrid says:

    Beautiful words and form.

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  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Gorgeously rendered, Mary! 💝💝

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  4. robtkistner says:

    This is excellent very well written!

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  5. I like the image of a healing balm of grace after the light reveals our scars! 👏 There is a type of surrender in your words just as Gibran’s running brook imagery, a tranquil respite! 😍

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  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    A lovely poem of hope.

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  7. It must be wonderful to sense such a song.

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  8. poetrybydebi says:

    A healing balm of grace—no more alone… love that

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  9. msjadeli says:

    Mary, a wonderful reminder that we are never alone. And there is always an ear that listens — and speaks if we choose to listen.

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  10. Grace says:

    How transformative this can be: A healing balm of grace—no more alone

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  11. Love a “healing balm of grace”.

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