“…our prompt (optional, as always). Because today is the ninth day of NaPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to write a nine-line poem…Sir Edmund Spenser wrote The Faerie Queene using a nine-line form of his own devising, and poetry in other languages (French, most particularly) has always taken advantage of nine-line forms. You can find information of various ways of organizing rhyme schemes, meters, etcetera for nine-line works here. And of course, you can always eschew such conventions entirely, and opt to be a free-verse nine-line poet.”
Had I but one more day, 24 hours moon and sun, sea ~ of trial, turmoil,
Peace and plenty ~ I’d buy roses and carnations, a purple hyacinth ~
I’d hold hands and heart of one most dear, laugh with gratitude at life’s
Absurdities, share last dessert and say a prayer ~ write another poem or 2,
Hide them safe somewhere ~ I wouldn’t wonder one more moment,
Waste it on what-if’s, what-could-have-might-have-been’s ~
I’d bless each name that came to mind, finally forgive ~ and thank God
For all His layered gifts, hard lessons lived which led me to His arms…
Christ’s truth, love, redeeming Grace which takes me Heaven-Home ~
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