January 27, 2014

Terzanelle...


Heavenly Peace

A gentle feeling comes within
His light shines brightly on my soul
A gentle feeling comes within

Prayer and praise is my whispered goal
Sweet dreams I sleep safely all night
His light shines brightly on my soul

To please Him is my earthly flight
His love protects me all day long
Sweet dreams I sleep safely all night

Without my Father lost and gone
He builds me up and shows me way
His love protects me all day long

Questions of life is not my tray
For His calm brings me inner peace
He builds me up and shows me way

Joy comes to soul as all fears cease
A gentle feeling comes within
For His calm brings me inner peace
A gentle feeling comes within

- Rhoda Galgiani
  
The Terzanelle Poetry Form is a combination of the Villanelle and the Terza Rima forms - It is a 19-line poem consisting of five interlocking triplets/tercets plus a concluding quatrain in which the first and third lines of the first triplet appear as refrains - The middle line of each triplet is repeated, reappearing as the last line of the succeeding triplet with the exception of the center line of the next-to-the-last stanza which appears in the quatrain - The rhyme and refrain scheme for the triplets are as follows: 1.A 2.B 3.A 4.b 5.C 6.B 7.c 8.D 9.C 10.d 11.E 12.D 13.e 14.F 15.E - Ending Type 1: 16.f 17.A 18.F 19.A - Ending Type 2: 16.f 17.F 18.A 19.A...rg


3 comments:

Charlene McCutcheon said...

Beautiful Rhoda, My goodness what a challenge I would say. As always you amaze me. Thank you again for teaching all who read your poems the different forms that can be written. Love these words, "A gentle feeling comes within For His calm brings me inner peace" Very inspirational.
Love, Charlene

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thank you Charlene for the wonderful comment. I must admit that this poetry form was tough - but where there is a will, there is a way!!! And that being - keep on trying to get it right. I made several mistakes, but re-reading the instructions got it right. Thanks again Charlene...rg

Maurice Reynolds said...

Rhoda, this is a very nice poem of gentleness, encouragement, and spirituality. I am amazed at how you craft such beautiful poetry and is also kind enough to share the meaning and background of the poem. You are a blessing to the writing community and I continue to enjoy your work. Continued blessings!

-MJ