As Quiet River Runs (Licentia Rhyme) revised

by debbylyn   May 13, 2008

While ancient stones carried with snow melt go by
Still my form did quiet starling's lonely cry
Gnarled log my canopy dimpled brilliant sun
Dreams capturing day as quiet river runs
Soft feathers of wind tickling sleep, you are there
As you always were, hint of gold in your hair
On the bank embracing , kissing through the tears
As if forever held no place in our fears
Lazy slumber lingered with our warm embrace
On fragrant bed of Violets and Queen Anne's lace
You were laughing, we sent wishes to the sky
Never knew those seedlings carried our goodbye

Oh the Springtime! New love's promise just begun
Recall memories as quiet river runs
Sleep has gone, love has flown, drifting lonely breeze
Wild geese cry in sympathy above bare trees
Vernal chill invades this trembling shattered heart
Skeletal branches plead for another start
Quiet river swells, her melancholy song
Remainders of a feeling, now love has gone
Wild flower remnants lie dry beneath bruised feet
"Please return"- repeats in every anguished beat
Clouds aloft bring home what I cannot deny
Change has come as snowflakes dance in Winter sky

A walk into the void, what's left of you there
Can still close my eyes, sparkling gold in your hair
Quiet river silent, left waiting for the Spring
As I, for dandelion wishes to bring
Waiting for violets and lost starling's song
Willing you back where I've been lonesome so long
Lying safe in my arms on new velvet grass
Feeling at home when you are with me at last
Love's quiet river flowing on as before
On to forever to be lonely no more
And we'll be laughing, watching storm clouds float by
Holding dreams and wishes we've cast to the sky

*The Licentia Rhyme Form, is a poetic form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of at least 3 x 12-line stanzas with 11 syllables per line.

The poem can be elongated by adding on to the following rhyme scheme:



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  • 10 years ago

    by Syrus

    Amazing work of artistic views. melancholy...

  • 10 years ago

    by Marcus blake

    Nice! keep it up i like it

  • 10 years ago

    by PHOEBIX

    Absolutely stunning. Bravo! *standing ovation* :)

  • 10 years ago

    by PHOEBIX

    Absolutely stunning. Bravo! *standing ovation*

  • 10 years ago

    by Prasad B

    That was excellent n lovely one from d 100 plus existing n created poetic forms....

    Keep it up..

    Best wishz... Karan