January 28, 2014

Dear 'Expression' Readers...

There is Always - Something for Us to Remember...

Good Thoughts from...
Christina R. Jussaume, Poet

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


January 22, 2014

Maurice J. Reynolds is 'Expressions' Featured Poet...

 
Festivities

They come in a variety
of forms: Thanksgiving,
Christmas, barbeques,
cookouts, celebrations
and the like.
Most often, the festivities
are a time of fun and good cheer
that bring us all together.
A family dinner reminiscing
of the time when grandma made
that delicious old fashioned
ice cream or when granddaddy
would extend his hand for a nice
handshake before giving a big
hug and asking how is everything
going in our life.
Smiles galore, plenty of food and
conversation fill the room.
Such delightful times those
festivities bring.
 
and...
 

The Heart

The heart is not always an
easy thing to figure out.
There are times when
it protects us and there are
times when it fails us.
It beats and is a living
piece of us, to be treated
with love and kindness.
Sometimes the heart causes
a lot of emotional turmoil
and sometimes it leads us to
paths of joy and happiness.
Oftentimes the heart can be
a bit unpredictable, as it can
wrestle with our emotions and
with our flesh and blood, yet
a heart devoted to God is guarded,
tucked away, and cared for so that
it knows it belongs to Him.
 
- Evangelist Maurice J. Reynolds
TGBTG Publications


January 18, 2014

Abcdarien...


Recognition

Appearance beautifully clean
declared earnest favor gained
here in just kindness lends
mirrored notes outside pane
quest range safely tacked under
victory window x-rayed
youthful zestfulness

- Rhoda Galgiani


Abcdarien Poetry Form is constrained by alphabetical order, whether forward or backward or reverse - Successive letters of the alphabet may be used to begin each
word, each line, each verse acrostic, with each stanza headed by one of the letters...rg

January 1, 2014

Redondilla...


Quietly Waits

Lines upon the brow take one from
a weary place of loneliness
eyes lost their glow and are now glum
for the one who is now homeless

Turn of events leave one alone
struggle to find their place of new
body sleeps in a place not known
prays dream now is not coming true

Empty and lost of wage and home
walking the streets cold and alone
dirty and crumbled one does roam
seeks a new found beautiful throne

Quietly waits - are his prayers heard?
Ones cold cries call to his Savior
longing to hear His promised word
please forgive sinful behavior

- Rhoda Galgiani

Redondilla Poetry Form -
• syllabic, usually written in 8 syllable lines
• stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains
• rhymed, most common rhyme scheme abba
• Redondilla Stanza is one of the most popular Castillian stanzas
since the 16th century. Apparently experimentation with the form
by Ezra Pound brought about a resurgence in popularity in the
20th century - is a Spanish poetry form...rg