The Poets

June 01, 2012

To the Weary

When Sadness Has My Soul Distraught

When sadness has my soul distraught
And twists my weary, weary bones
And owns my bright blue days with gray
And manifests with moans

I will not shrink, nor I repine
Beneath the anguish running deep
Nor sleep will I through all the day
Nor endless will I weep

For though the pain and woe are real
I know that inly I am strong
Let throngs of troubles trouble me
They cannot quench my song

Poetic Parameters:

Stanza: Quatrain 
Meter: Lines 1 through 3, tetrameter; line 4,  trimeter
Rhyme scheme: abab dcdc efef 

Note: Notice that the second word of the third line of each stanza rhymes with the last word of both lines two and four (I thought it a good device to use to keep the poem ‘glued together’ better).


Glynis said...

beautiful. I needed this today. well done.

BerlinerinPoet said...

It's always such a pleasure to read your work, John. Keep up the good work.

Regina said...


Moss said...

So beautiful John! I am a HUGE fan of your poetry. ♥ ~Carla

Paige + Shauna said...

oh yes- they cannot quench my song.

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