I have a dream Of all earth’s children Cherished and loved Fed and clothed Happy and safe Free to fantasize and play Allowed to dream Educated to think for themselves Regardless of gender, faith or colour Free to choose whatever their hearts desire
The blue forest of remembrance is full of quavering echoes Whispering through the trees susurrations of memory Wandering among the trees dreaming soul shadows Most lost in pensive reverie Reliving, rethinking, re-choosing life through hindsight’s windows It’s all part of sleeping souls nightly recovery
Whispering through the trees a multitude of echoes Joy and happiness, sorrow and pain Most lost to the wind blown shadows Others fall as antique white petals rain All part of how memories lights the windows How dreaming souls lead their wake selves to staying sane
Joy and happiness, sorrow and pain through the trees echoes Some souls dream of floating in happiness rainbow bright Others fall ensnared in clawing painful shadows Losing another nights fight How dreaming leads to the memory windows How souls fare in the forest, changes every night
I especially liked Looking for Clues by Merril D Smith and the VillanelleSylvia by Tim Fellows.
Written in the same poetic form as Mind Finds Soul Fearlessly Shines. One of two invented by me. Because I realized a form used but once, might not be a form at all, so I had to see if I could use it again. I’m glad to say that it worked.
I’m still unsure of how to denote it so that anyone but me could use it. How do you denote a line (2, 4, 6) that only partly repeats in the next stanza? Is it a refrain? Or that the last word in lines 1, 3, 5 repeat in every stanza?
Next I have to see if I can repeat the form used in Moonsea.
likes drawing and painting children, animals, landscapes and food. She specialises in watercolour, mixed media, coloured pencil, lino cut and print, textile design. Jane can help you out with adobe indesign for your layout needs, photoshop and adobe illustrator. She graduated with a ba(hons) design from Glasgow School of art, age 20.
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The form is a Villanelle in pentameter, meaning five feet per line. And although it has niteen lines (thirteen unique ones) it has only two rhyme sounds. For me the easiest way to denote this is – A1bA2 abA1 abA2 abA1 abA2 abA1A2
I confess to some extra dark and hopeless days recently, but even so, I’m grateful to be able to say it was a long time – as in years and years – since I was in such a bad place.
I just have private reasons for wanting to help someone else expressing the same kind of bad place.