Spiritual Poetry posted November 10, 2019

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A modified Lauranelle to celebrate my guiding Angels

Ode to Angels

by JLR

Pleasing Angels, you inspire me to write
Make my words honored be, and well-received,
Loving, longing, seeing your smile bright.

Prevailing on my mind, not  to deceive.

dreaming about the days' wanting retreat.
Let me compare you to which I do cleave.
More precious, beatific, life's great treat.
Sheer fogs hide the oceans of November,

and autumntime holds to sunrays last heat.
Adoring you, I watch the last ember.
I love how your wings fold, flowing, glowing.
Thinking of your light, wanting to pamper.
Now, I must away with a heart knowing
Remember my words whilst we're apart!

Angelic, sign might you well be glowing.
Wander, stumbling, tumbling, cascade, I start!
but be it my faith in God, it is so!
I tremble, the loss, for I now take heart.
Thus, not allowing others ever know,
never telling of the Angelic show!
Pleasing Angels, you inspire me to write
Loving, longing, seeing your smile bright.



This my offering as a modified Lauranelle a hybrid (variation) of both the Villanelle and the Terzanelle forms. It is a stanzaic poem of 22 lines, consisting of 6 tercets and 1 quatrain
ending with a REFRAIN made up of LINES 1 and 3.
METER: Lines MUST be in iambic pentameter. (see note after example poem).
A1bA2 bcb cdc ded efe fbf ggA1A2, (stanzas)
(A1bA2bcbcdcdedefefbfggA1A2) (no spacing)
Poems can either be formatted in stanzas or as a whole piece without line-spacing

NOTE: "shawm" a medieval and Renaissance wind instrument, forerunner of the oboe, with a double reed enclosed in a wooden mouthpiece, and having a penetrating tone.

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