Serenity (Lai)

by Steven Beesley   Aug 3, 2005


The mountains so high,
Reaching for the sky
Thrills me.
Lakes that never dry,
Streams so slow they cry
To sea.
Leave me with a sigh,
So my heart will fly
So free.

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Lai:
Comprises of 5 syllabled couplets separated by a 2 syllabled line. The number of lines in a stanza is 9. Each group of couplets and 2 syllable lines follow the rhyme scheme "aab", this is derived from an old French form.

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  • 15 years ago

    by Ariana

    Very nice. I'm not usually I big fan of nature poems, but this is an exception. I liked how despite needing to fit into a particular format, your words and your rhyming do not sound at all forced. Excellent piece here.

  • 15 years ago

    by Timeless Hopeful

    The poem was great, and the style was even exceptional...

    I commend you for it.

    I will try out the style...Lol..

  • 16 years ago

    by Jacki

    I really like this, I love reading different styles of poetry. For me after reading 90 million free-verse style of poetry it sticks out more to me and i'm able to grasp the meaning better.

    This is beautiful, and you did a great job. :)