A Matter of Posture

I woke to rain where sun once shone
Things planned in May now lie in wait
Inside I move with clouded gait

Seems long ago my skin was bronze
Why stuck between this then and now
Empty hands in heart my head bowed

I stretched my body head to toe
Seemed effortless no sweaty brow
Soaked I listen; no birdsong vow

No bitter chill nor brittle bone
Can calm the storm or quench the rain
Today’s loss is tomorrow’s gain

Now light bends each to mourn and groan
Tis hope embracing every vine
Wait! One day soon we’ll sip new wine

I woke to rain where sun once shone
Seems long ago my skin was bronze
I stretched my body head to toe
No bitter chill nor brittle bone
Now light bends each to mourn and groan

Dversepoets.com Thursday prompt. Bjorn says this may be out of our comfort zone. What is a comfort zone? (She asks with a smirk 🤔😘)

He explains it better than I,


“Today we are going to try our hand at a poetic form created by Connie Marcum Wong in 2007. I have tried it a few times before, but I have not found it in our dVerse archive.
This is an example of two poems in one with one short poem being expanded in a longer poem. It consists of at least 5 three-line stanzas written in iambic tetrameter (8 syllables and four feet). The first lines of each of the 5 stanzas form an independent poem (hence with at least 5 lines),
In each 3-line-stanza the ending couplets should rhyme and expand on the topic on the first line.
The internal poem given by the first lines should be reinforced by being written in monorhyme (all lines should rhyme with each other)
The rhyme scheme is, therefore: a/b/b a/c/c, and so on.
The poem should end with the internal poem.”

Recently I wrote a Spanish glosa which is similar which made it easier than I thought it would be. That is, if I did it correctly.

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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23 Responses to A Matter of Posture

  1. I’m glad you ended the main poem on a moment of hope.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Gorgeous! I so love the uplifting nature of this poem, Mary 😀

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  3. Grace says:

    I also love the 5th stanza with light, hope and more wine please!

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  4. merrildsmith says:

    I like the hope, light, (and wine). 😊

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  5. Rob Kistner says:

    This is wonderful and raises the spirit — I truly like it Mary

    Like

  6. msjadeli says:

    Mary, I like how you carried the levels of being through your poem. I love when the light enters here:
    “Now light bends each to mourn and groan”

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  7. Helen says:

    I love your description of ‘coming alive’ in Spring … each living thing on the planet. Cheers.

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  8. I love the imagery in this line…”Inside I move with clouded gait”!

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  9. lynn__ says:

    Definitely reassuring to think we will taste the new wine soon…with the King!

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  10. The best wine! Thank you Lynn!

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  11. A glosa is very much the same idea (though you should use your own poem to form the lines here) May sometimes disappoints… but sooner or later it will come

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  12. Love the spirit of this poem, Mary. Ready for the wine!

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