Sinking or In Sync

Dawn’s cadence bound, so not to fright
Tiptoes as if she spent the night
In shadows tryst now blatant found
Late it lingers, shame in full light
So not to fright, dawn’s cadence bound

Wind flies the snow, twirls in accord
Boisterous brave, seeks to be heard
An overture, a fine-tuned bow
And arrow aims with no censure
Dawn’s light cajoles my face, bends low
Twirls in accord, Wind flies the snow

Darkness trembles when light shines bright
A warehouse full of grimy sights
We smear our stains, deny shambles
A streaked muddied shade with no name
Wind sings as spring reassembles
When light shines bright, darkness trembles A new poetic form, Grace challenges us to write a Sparrowlet
stanzaic, written in any number of sixains. (A stanza of 6 lines).
syllabic, lines of 8 syllables each. (Often written in iambic tetrameter.)
rhymed, rhyme scheme BbabaA.
L1 and L6 of each stanza is written in 2 hemistichs. (Hemistich means a half a line of a verse).
The 2 halves of L1 are inverted and repeated as a refrain in L6. The last line MUST be the EXACT SAME as line 1, just switched around. You cannot change any of the words. (Punctuation may be changed to accommodate the meaning).
(I made the A in bold, and the B in italics so you can see the pattern

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 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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10 Responses to Sinking or In Sync

  1. Ain says:

    Vividly visual, light, bright snow…leading to that darkness….Dawn’s cadence bound, so not to fright
    Tiptoes as if she spent the night..beautiful..

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  2. merrildsmith says:

    So beautiful done, and so finely crafted–wonderful imagery.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. msjadeli says:

    I like how the wind plays with the snow and that last line which shines like a beacon.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is a wonderful and complex poem. The cadence of dawn… love that

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ❤ So lovely, Mary ❤



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