∼ Let's fly around the sun again, Axis spins elliptical path, Motion unfelt yet seasons seen, charting time on radiant way. Bending time, sun-up calls sunset, Let's fly around the sun again, Tiny seeds fresh ideas lift, Hope reborn overcomes despair. Memories speaking truths revealed, Nature's voice expounds in thunder, Let's fly around the sun again, Open our eyes, see where we are. Circling light on a fragile sphere, Reality murmurs from space Echoing urgent calls below Let's fly around the sun again. ∼
'Round the sun, let's fly around again past stars, diamonds and meteors, swooshing faster than the wind, drinking rays of light and warmth to nourish all Let's go again, Let's circle 'round the sun. ∼
The first poem is a quatern in response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #12. The second, is a nonet that I posted about a week ago with my response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Circle’. It was the first line of this poem that I used for the refrain in the quatern. The second poem may feel a little more lighthearted than the first, but the message in the first lingers behind the second (for me at least).
Here are the guidelines that Jane Dougherty offers for writing a quatern. Please follow the link above to read her poem and find links to other responses to the challenge in the Comments.
A quatern, if you didn’t already know is a poem of sixteen lines divided into four stanzas with a refrain that changes place in each stanza . The only other rules are:
Each line must have eight syllables
The first line (the refrain) becomes the second line of the second stanza, third line of the third and last line of the completed poem.
There are no restrictions on rhyme or metre…
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