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A Poem of Friendship

A chapter in the book 2016


by mountainwriter49


On the occasion of his 89th birthday.

‘Tis late, but yet the muse inspires my pen,
and thus I think  of you, my friend, and how
your lovely bride and you’ve become our kin
o’er many years where friendship’s field’s been plowed
with trust and faith and love.  I thus avow
you are a gentleman whose grace transcends
all that I’ve known these years. You are life’s tao,
who thus allows us all to comprehend
the most important things that doth ascend
to man’s reality and all he loves.
I am e’er proud to call you dearest friend;
a wondrous gift from Providence above.            
      You celebrate, my friend, another year,
      I pray you always thrive and persevere.

9 April 2016


POETIC FORM: Spenserian Sonnet
The Spenserian Sonnet, created by Edmund Spenser, combines features of the Petrarchan and Shakespearean sonnets' forms. The sonnet's structure consists of 14 lines written in iambic pentameter. It consist of three joined quatrains forming one stanza and one closing couplet. The rhyme pattern is: abab bcbc cdcd ee. Unlike the Petrarchan and Shakespearean forms, the Spenserian form does not have a turn. Rather, each stanza develops an idea of a common theme. The Spenserian form is well suited for poetry of a very personal and/or intimate nature.

A very dear friend turned 89 years old yesterday. This poem was written for him.

Thank you for reading my poetry.
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