Spiritual Poetry posted August 11, 2013

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a rondeau

My Faith Restores

by adewpearl

My faith restores me dawn by dawn
as silent night gives way to song,
and life, once huddled in the night,
begins to stir with morning light
as if the day had never gone.

At times when troubles last too long
and keep the cloak of darkness drawn,
when sorrow has me in its sights,
my faith restores.

There is no place where dark belongs
within a heart that hears hope's songs --
Despair shall never win the fight
to wrap my world in endless night,
for just as sorrow seems too strong,
my faith restores.

Faith Poetry Contest contest entry


Many thanks to jtoftum for this inspiring photo.
The rondeau is a classical French repeating form consisting of 3 stanzas with a rhyme scheme of aabba aabR aabbaR
The R is the refrain line derived from the first words of the first line of the first stanza.
The poem is written in iambic tetrameter, except, of course, the shorter refrain lines, which are in iambic dimeter.
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