Friday, February 28, 2014

for Fireblossom Friday



Ack! I had already taxed my brain by writing a poem that rhymed, before I saw Shay's prompt at Real Toads: Fireblossom Friday : write a rhyming poem with one of two rhyme schemes.  I chose  abab, bcc The illustration that sparked the poem is by W.T. Benda.

Life to life, in goodly guise,
love to lover plights her troth.
A true love cannot, too, be wise.
Love or ease - one can't have both.

Remember, when you make your oath,
you give serenity away,
to burn with angst both night and day.

(Yes, I'm old and jaded. Hee hee. I would have liked one more line, to add a note of hope, but rules are rules.) 

14 comments:

  1. Yes, obey the roolz, Sherry! LOL. Thanks for summoning up this lovely poem even after you had already written something. :-)

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  2. Oh, Sherry, you are the wise one ! :)xx

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  3. Love or ease - one can't have both...

    Now there's a true and wise line of poetry.

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  4. Ah! Love and angst... the two which stay together. Wise writing. Well-penned. :-)

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  5. OH! This is an intense warning. I would hope for more stability the second or third time round ...

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  6. We jaded, anyway! I laughed out loud at both your ire at having to rhyme twice in one day and in the message you imparted with your love poem. You are a riot, Sherry!

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  7. an interesting thought to not have both ease and love...i would agree because love takes work and effort....

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  8. YES to giving serenity away (we would know.)

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  9. Oooooh … I do NOT agree with the last stanza … tee her! Hugs.

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  10. The rhyme gives this a very classic feel, Sherry, almost like a fable or proverb--and it has the same home truths.

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  11. Agree with Hedge-This has a very archetypal kind of feel--really well done. Thanks, Sherry. K.

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  12. "Love or ease, you can't have both." But I want my cake and eat it too!

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