Thursday, January 26, 2012

Truth (Raveled Rhyme)


Could I but travel through these rocky
woods, empowered with a drive for inner
peace? A death-defying sanctum down
this road... of weary feet upon the ground.
I close my eyes and trust the sound
of birds singing to a higher
power. Will it lead me through? I need not
cower; one step I take, one leap of
faith and I am closer to the
truth.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Poets United Thursday Think Tank (Roads)

The form is one I created called Raveled Rhyme. Here are the guidelines:

first word of line 1 rhymes with first word of line 2
last word of line 4 rhymes with last word of line 5
first word of line 7 rhymes with first word of line 8
last word of line 10 rhymes with first word of line 11
lines 3, 6, 9 do not rhyme; or they can rhyme with each other
last line is one word/ same as title
lines can be of any length
unlimited number of lines

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Please... tell me what you think.

18 comments:

Heaven said...

"one step I take, one leap of
faith " Beautiful words ~

Marie Elena said...

LOVELY photo and poem, Laurie. I love the form, and will give it a shot. Perfect title for it, btw!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Beautiful post... Will try that form... :-)

JJRod'z

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very beautiful writing, Laurie. I love it! Intriguing form as well.

Eva Gallant said...

I love the way you master all these different forms of verse! Such talent!

Eva Gallant said...

I love the way you master all these different forms of verse! Such talent!

poetrydiary said...

Enjoyed this - the form matches the subject and image very well, but it worked for me before I read the form guidelines, which just made me read it again - and it got even better.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

An interesting form; I'm warming to it.

The Happy Amateur said...

I enjoyed the poem, and the flow of its form, beautiful, Laurie.

http://echoesomewhere.blogspot.com/ said...

beautiful poem for the philosophy and rhyme

Memories and Mirages said...

truly beautiful!

nan said...

Love the poem, and the form is great too! Nice and neat... not too constraining. I ought to give that a try!

Carrie Burtt said...

A step in faith can be a leap....love this Laurie! :-)

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

country roads have a way of taking us along unexpected pathways, I find--this poem and photo do just that!

rch said...

Nice form, the internal rhymes keep it flowing smoothly.

Tarang Sinha said...

This is really beautiful!
And congratulations for your published creations:)

Sara McNulty said...

Oh Laurie, not only is the poem beautiful, but I love the form. Will have to try it.

Mary Mansfield said...

A beautiful poem!