Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March



I'M
PROJECTING NOW...
THAT AT SOME
TIME DURING THE
MONTH OF MARCH,
THE LION WILL LIE
DOWN
xxwith the
xLamb.





I know I'm right, because the sun is shining
brightly this morning, the light so sharp, it bounces
off the drifts of snow that swept across the East Coast
yesterday. Lion must roar. But in the month of
March, I pray that the burgeoning hope of
springtime will urge the beast in us to calm down.
x
Foolishness and hopefulness permit me, as an Aries,
to rush to the gate, push it open, and ask all to
walk this way!
x
I'm offering a Triolet, a one stanza poem of
eight lines, of a form that is sort of rigid. I'll
get over that. From my book of poems/
Two Ghosts, here it is....
x
x
xxxxxxxxxxxxAGAIN
X
March tosses its lion's mane
Every year as the month begins.
The bite of ice, a slice of rain
March tosses its lion's mane
As the lamb starts to walk again
Free of death, devoid of sins.
March tosses its lion's mane
Every year as the month begins.


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12 comments:

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Isn't that something so yearned for, Lyn - peace and harmony, the lion lying down with the lamb.

Here the first giraffodils are out tossing their heads in defiance of the rain.

I love your 'The bite of ice, a slice of rain.'

Marty said...

A beautiful piece of poetry... I have attached my own two Ghost Stories for your consideration.

Ghost Story I

Ghost Story II

Lyn said...

Raph-
Thanks so much..
I definitely would like a bouquet of giraffodils to be sitting on my desk!

Lyn said...

Marty-
Thanks for your comments and for dropping by.
Whew, I just read #1. That is a little movie.. what I call my numerous incidents. I refer you to the post before this, Senlis, and the reference to the Green Man....hmmm.
Can't wait to read #2.

willow said...

I love the repetition of the line "March tosses its lion's mane". I had to read this one aloud. Twice. So nice!

Lyn said...

Willow-
Well, thank you so much..I do like to write in a "form" sometimes, just to see what happens.

Derrick said...

Another beautiful poem Lyn and, being old-fashioned, I love the rhyming!

Lyn said...

Derrick-
I usually rhyme when necessary, and then I'm glad I did! Thank you for your thoughts...

Rosie said...

Love March and your poem. I like that style of repetitive poetry, though I never knew the name of it. Thanks.♥♥

Lyn said...

Rosie-
It is fun to try different forms-
so glad you enjoyed the poem...thanks.

Deedee said...

Oh I can't wait for the lamb of spring! Your post gives me hope!

Lyn said...

Deedee-
If I can do that, I'm grateful.
Sometimes writing things down, makes them seem possible.

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