Knowledge


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Post Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:55 am

Knowledge

To kick off the literature section I decided I would post this here. I have not worked on poetry in a while as I have been writing longer stories. (note on next to last line: The people mentioned is not a blow against science. Who do you know would refute this?)

As little as I know to tell
Of all the miracles of this earth,
A little knowledge yet I have
To tell and teach the future.

I know that death brings way to life.
In dark graves grow another being
To carry on the first's task and die
Till death once again gives way to life.

I know the darkness brings way to light.
It brings way to a greater light than before.
The light, pleased by its grace, makes more darkness
Till darkness once again gives way to light.

I know that sadness brings way to joy.
Oh, the wild whispers of her voice!
But soon dark Sadness appears again
Till sadness once again gives way to joy.

You see I know more than some.
Nature knows that this is true.
But some will argue that this isn't so
Till minds once again give way to truth.
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Post Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:23 pm

Re: Knowledge

Have you considered reworking this a bit as a villanelle? It's a rough rhyming scheme to work with, but the lines 'til death once again gives way to life' and 'til darkness once again gives way to light' struck me as maybe being a decent base for that kind of poem.

This is not to say that I don't like it as it is, but it was a thought for something that might make it better.

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Post Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:44 am

Re: Knowledge

Oliver wrote:Have you considered reworking this a bit as a villanelle? It's a rough rhyming scheme to work with, but the lines 'til death once again gives way to life' and 'til darkness once again gives way to light' struck me as maybe being a decent base for that kind of poem.

This is not to say that I don't like it as it is, but it was a thought for something that might make it better.

I think I should try that. It makes sense.

I originally had this as free-verse but the beginning/end just came out while writing. Maybe I will rework it. Thanks for the suggestion.

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