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stall lifts terrify fire furtive bedazzling arms sizzle free nation dim station lines of oil downed soil to pulverize dim slab-guise all disguised multi-sized bulls - eye times defy too instantly so randomly airs raiment deep lament lasting call untold howl ashen fall iced stall Baghdad ghost pad Exhausts Steps lost striving helter-skelter aim Bases thriving sway: the City of Mosques; repercussions, eruptions, cross fired rays Flaps blinded in dark silence, Fallujah, Taliban-retaliation, phosphoric silence, guard-days Arising status breaks of spirit-away curbs wail extended toll awaiting faraway bays
Caustic spiked lair-walls Granite noose palls Living inhaling Swiftly bales Calling silence The still suspense Organic lines Shattering signs To support one Galactic run Mineral-ground Dialectic sun Savannah sound Platonic sum Extolling crumb Elliptic waves As lan raves
Dead-end hold Silenced gold Ancient power Folly showers Based secure Only the Pure Vast cobra-lure Stirring moan Exploited hone Fired blast E’er so fast
Introduction ........................................................... 2 Dedication ............................................................. 2 Ode Revolving Stars and Stripes…………............. 4 Pegasus (to Margaret)…………………................. 44 Scenic Heart…………………………………............. 45 Choriambus………………………………….. ............ 46 Rondeau: Captured stream…………………………. 47 Rondel: Chocked fire………………………….......... 48 Rhyme Royal: light somersaults……………….. .... 49 Virelai: Melanges…………………………….. ...........51 Halcyon Bays of Ray…………………………. ........ 53 Study Questions…………………………….. ............ 58 Brief Biography…………………………………………59
Carmen Configuration: caustic silence…...... conclusion
Introduction: Because classical forms of prosody are
commonly replaced today with styles that represent worthy intentions, but that are not true poetry, I am pleased to share some recognized forms, including an original ode that you will discover is fluid and vibrant in figures of speech, conflict, dynamics, and resolution-relief. Exalted emotion celebrating the mind of a reflective modern warrior, navigator, and manager of international and state-of-the-art national defense strategies, this Ode explores an Armageddon, the subconscious, conscious, and subliminally associated thoughts, dynamics, and observations of the conscientious combatant. Study questions are included. This is like the Pindaric (after Pindar (522-518-432 or 433 B.C.) ode of ancient Greece as it includes the strophe, antistrophe, and epode; the first three stanzas of each section do rhyme and are composed with tremendous freedom and variety. The pattern is significantly repeated throughout the succession of stanzas, just as the ode of Horace (65-8 B.C.). Hence, the consistent form is similar to the Pindaric and the Horatian odes, although iambic pentameter is the predominant meter. In fact, a chorus could chant the strophe up one side of the orchestra and, then, the antistrophe down the other side.
Dedication: In consideration of
my associates of the Armed Services who maintain the Holistic Health required to achieve national security, I must share not only this profound and stirring epic-quality poetry, but the cause for which we should rightfully extend gratitude to the dedicated members who remain at utmost attention, even during the gravest conditions of mortal combat. We must recognize and support the members of our Armed Services. ~3~
Ode Revolving Stars and Stripes I
Far cosmic stars reflect the earth as One; Revolving spheres daybreak the constant sun Uplifting calls, the Spirit of the Dove Her wings that welcome Universal Love Internal stripes like astronomic light, The Maverick waves epic themes in white Our classic banner‖s woven fibers thrive; Angelic sounds to perfect stars survive Magnetic sanctuaries, mused lyre dulcet Arising troop, the flag, worn muting casket Apocalyptic parts, transforming symbol; Memorial noble motives yet remaining in regal taps, brave bugle calls eternal; A catalytic circuit breaker lending New Dawn, the realistic true transition United coalition scrolls solution The Banner Cries of freedom, hovering wind Through battle calls again that will rescind? To Universal-guided Arms that reign? Historic stripes of blood, New Dawn‖s fair side; Fast cavalry, galactic lights that Guide War of the mind, a diplomatic Peace? The Global Bell of Liberty can‖t cease ~4~
II. Aquatic cross yet merges earth as One Yet Planetary moves depend on Sun Surrounding motion, dynamics of the Dove Hailed wings still glow Supreme Divine Love Dwarf constellation strikes the gazing eye swift meteorite reflects dynamic lie Colossal monument of atmosphere shapes form before the earth‖s wide mirror the stair of man‖s arising thought, space gear A spatial Inquisition marks its finite gaps As imperfections turn a dark elapse Transmuting forms o‖er Acetin*, mass bowl** Through Armageddon shade, wildest sea does roll Celestial interaction, solar dole Awakening dawn, Ethereal fawn forlorn In Geometric forms, Illyria‖s born Strikes of the sword recalling hostile foe In empty towns, new warriors share their woe Sprite crossings, apparitions, ghost-town lands
* Used in forming explosives and as a solvent. **Suggesting the nuclear-active waste stored in containers in the ocean, especially in and near the Mediterranean.
an ambush sudden Of Bangladesh saber‖s rattling sullen III. Elysium‖s stand O‖erpowering Pandemonium grand A monumental fount of stone Sole wizened cast of aging bone Surviving souvenirs alone Yet signals. IV.vast Her Brilliant Space Still guiding Mission Dawns frontier and race fires Delight Nature‖s Place Its waving Banner ruffles to the breeze Adobe.Calliope harkens Venus‖ band Turns brilliant cannot fade but e‖er expand Prophetic magnet. dissolving Midnight Light ~6~ torn-back flight façade Might In astral comforts -. lush native berries Flows canyon fountains. bison-buffalo trails In clay and lava. handrails. crowns of peril Complex reactions. Seas radiant cross. Galilean focus Rotating earth about the sun‖s great locus ~7~ . cataracts. crossed seas the failures wail where spills of oil do blight. failing their Park Impressions lurk. reflecting earth as One. girding shorelines sterile Reflective native faces. old frontiers. Still radiance reflects the earth as One Celestial orbits e‖er reveal the Sun As planetary wonder. steep quarries Beyond the blinds of failures. breaks. an elevated mark defeats to booms and bangs. rising Dove Angelic flight like Universal Love Celestial stars that guide another trail the hubris daze. chains of ground. Encircling spheres still motion to the Sun To season foremost signs that bear the Dove The sense that nurtures Universal Love From slope to canyon.
Navaho Adobe aura yet does glow Apollo signed the regal blood. stained toil stern winds that blow The Cosmos’ meditative planets. mind-blasted stains in minded mined craters in sinking fallen structures A fully automatic AK-47 sounds so grim Through steeling rounds. Midst submachine guns Shawnees still survey Gold intricate chain mail that boasts of prey In high-tech winds that link superior race Where Baby-Face cold Nelsons make the place In intricate attempts sleek élan spots long-reaching 223 calibers’ warm fire Invested elements that labor plots direct assignment manned by ordered wire ungainly rue* hopes to expire two-sided tongue. grounding soil Yet harvest lingers to another dawn Resplendent cycles as the solaced fawn America. the deers’ free roam Erected dwellings. Shawnee. banana clips steel numbers Asphyxiating rate. rue: sorrow. the earth‖s still one Surrounding spheres daybreak the constant sun Uplifting signs.Of waning sense. the banner waving Home Where girds the shepherd’s staff. the moving hurdles Honor From snare to lair. signs of long ago Yet Hopi. all promised hope but wanes to tremor life-lost tears. regret Reflecting midnight‖s stars. a World yet New and Pure In spacious fields of sky and lush Pasture V. Cherokee. fears camouflage the Wonder Majestic stars. the Universal Dove Her rise that nurtures Planetary Love ~8~ ~9~ . light shocking limb Toward heaven’s cues. Qu’wait’s mortal slumbers Roam flounders __________________________ *ungainly: hard to handle.
amber-Bridge Unto the cause of Liberty‖s skyway ridge Weathercocks‖ Home In milling foam Rice Aptitudes maneuver to Omega *** Abstractions. Mystic River As Pequot sunbursts reigning to their quiver no breather VII.VI. swift fatal ends Minoa** trial defends Check-pointed strident saber that did pierce As an MK-77 defensive very fierce As Adonis bathes our currents. Lieutenant trails and rounds In massacres of brilliant unstained stripe Tibetan shares of wide commanding bars dusk perfume clings of nature‖s springs ―Round Helman Provence: grenades do bleed the deed Oneidas‖ arching water-flow-formed cupola dome smothers Mass massacres A strain of rigid orders __________________________ *a light short-barreled repeating rifle originally used by cavalry but that now is used as a supplemental military arm or for hunting in thick brush **relating to the Bronze Age culture of ancient Crete ***original American Indian people of New York whose language is called the Iroquoian Epiphany bead _________________________ ****original American Indian people of New York and Canada who spoke Iroquoian ~10~ ~11~ . unworthy tripe the conscious Hill. the Movement of the Dove Her Moor that welcomes Universal Love For fields that fill as manna. flint. sea expansions Expanse wants Whose right Grants Through vapor-fulminated plans. Auroral stars bear twilight. Onodagas‖**** attraction Oroquois‖ dialectics. steel-like tools dire complex rounds. Yet dark‖s light stars still bear the earth as One Surrounding orbits circle radiant Sun Enraptured calls. the Spirit of the Dove Her wings that nurture Universal Love Still arrowhead-like wounds and falls rebound In streams evoking fawn. machine gun rules as instant carbine* fuel. earth‖s yet One Celestial planets signify the Sun Arising wings.
the lords of war do dollop Incriminating slaves surmount warfare. explosives lurk Lone stretcher. survival face Rank death toils deprivation. still the earth is One Celestial orbits dawn still yet the Sun to Season‖s hearkening signs that bear the Dove the sense that nurtures Universal Love but hazing fog ash-clouds o‖er lives now lost Revolving earth does surface now anew Rescinding flames. merchant Marina Sly Taliban attacks must e‖er subside. the paso-fino* gallop Lithe merging stride. and heights like frost Ice-thinning pole. stranding war-wall bars The order given. canals of murk Badula Qulp does fade away Kandahar Provence. Dueled swiftly crucified. Grand crucifying bundle As Black Hawk copters auger bleeding rain Equestrian bareback still maintains its symbol About vile coils -. melting domes to clay Flight medic plight cannot delay IIX. waves afar Command now taken. rock.nocturnal lethal pain Lost revolutions. warm crossing model A nurtured pavement. magnetic sphere so blue Reflective core. zenith scar So far. chimeric institution. stilted coil-wire spindle Adobe ruffles. homemade bombs appear In Mediterranean textiles dear ________________________ *paso fino refers to a horse reflecting Spanish heritage through the qualities of its lofty carriage. heavens all unfold A Glorious Pure white signifying dove Our Blackhawk mission‖s merged to flights untold What bullet-proof plain Bentleys ever weigh To Shangri-la‖s gay tears. aquatic lapis bright A sapphire sea reflecting moon and stars Entire refracting hues and brilliant Light Beyond the shackling. grace. verbal charisma A distant stir.Where sturgeons swarm westward ports. mute façade strives the day Now empty stairs. Flamed mediation sparkling from above Symbolic emblem. ditches low. wayward ruffled clay Cayugas Landing. Sharp marksmen rule our Battalions‖ fair ride Where improvised devices. a losing race IX. spring. and elegance ~12~ ~13~ . of lives that wax ill. Within the cosmos.
defensive manor conundrum‖s seal reveals the chambered row explosive revelation. Orbit-Run ~15~ ~14~ . Uplifting flight. Arising rows. the righteous creeds so brave Still *Stalin. NATO soldiers know Compelling open every door in terror To detonate the endless bombs home-made In cryptic shadows. the Spirit of the Dove Arising welcome yielding Universal Love Al Jazeera does reveal the strikes. Cain. forms ever wide dynamic rights. the critical polarities The trenches. merchant-center devastation As Ghibellines**. A Universal credo Successive salvo Nutritious bread. sails Pure flow of the Dove Inspiring tones invite the Truest Love Sensational moves reflect the earth as One Celestial orbits e‖er reveal the Sun An endless Planetary. Rays caramelize to nurture grounds as One Revolving planets radiate Still Sun. Kabul‖s banner Afghani. circuit-breaking grounder A Force of Zeus evokes the ancient warrior. yet the fear: a stealthy warmonger. the drone attacks. grained bow. Bolsheviks***. extreme crude fire so grave the awesome scenes about a lurking wheeler controlling distance safely near high gazes disguised resistance strikes our upright Forces Expiring havoc.An arrowhead. signs of war devices The mortal loss such fire and toil devises X. melting ores of waiting death ―Ere rise to word again through Tigris‖ pain Of Able. buffalo stew Vaults low of earth evaporating blue prized skyline‖s swift dire fall breaks scenic ride in mesmerizing cause. holocaustic raid Awaiting Peace through farewell‖s final breath The smelting. Taliban fatalities Resurgence guards—feared manhole-perpetuation ________________________________ *A feared enemy ** An aristocratic political faction that fought for German control of Italy during the Middle Ages ***Extreme radicals of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party that lead the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution An onward cult. Euphrates‖ seizing chain XI.
sound words. that vessel‖s Universal Love. torpedo-launching Blade Adobe ruffles. Alpha and Omega Magnetic poles and turns that dole their Sun Conceptual splendid manner orbs the Run of Brilliant rays to banners waving themes through weaving threads. To paralyze the cosmic upward slope. Supreme Live Hope nurturing Brotherly Love Cross borders. bronze bell The dome so ancient.its star-striped plight Declining but to midnight‖s turn of light Nocturnal light appears to guide as One Reflecting cosmos manifests the Sun One photolyzing* rate. high arms and thought that gleams XII. golden cross unworn Unwieldy tempers garnish and adorn where paradisal thorns uplift each side as Pakistan can‖t find the steering ride complex rough crucifix bleeds tremor rex the ancient mode that must defend its decks _______________________ ~17~ damask airstrike revives the eastern seams Another loaf to energetic beams Babes fully striding dawn -. fire blights its dire round Marjah Marines do take Al-Qaeda to the ground _____________________________ *chemical decomposition resulting from active radiant energy ~16~ . Adobe ruffles.dueled ego In vain. tiaras. crude fuel. strides that wade Tableaux of order. rivaled scroll and school Of crowns. greedy ploys. Al Qaeda‖s subtle raid Another strike. fiercest eagles seek to rule A transcendental brother‖s mindful jewel A Neptune-merchant Liberty. Eternal hearts. New Dawn‖s reviving hope More diplomats succumb to final sleep. Surrounding rings of energy to Sun still radiance uniting more than one brave launch. subtle golden gains -. mute enemy would dare our Rainbow Convulsing mortal grand confusion low Below the surface: Earthly tremors flow Contaminating blow In distant standards.War‖s hernia of bones that warriors wear Hard helmet buffers bullets that do dare To devastate each earnest patient life A constant flux of lethal fire so rife Defensive notions bathing freedom‖s flood Offensive crypts.
airway convoy.cross of mindful rays New Dawn. retiring gain ~18~ Engulfed vaults turned in trap-mazed clay-formed walls In raids Euphrates‖. new breakers in steeling rounds. Such bursting stars that nurture Dawn. banana clips…………. dynamic Guard so Bold In cryptic compassion An Aimless Ration Revolving border .XIII. oblivion ne‖er retreats Duels branded beats Corpse-blinding fleets That peel away the selfish sway ________________________________ *an Islamic term referring to a religious duty of Muslims—“holy war” due to the legal. an upright vision. sky‖s One Auroral planets signifying Sun Arising missile Moves as yet the Dove One Move that welcomes Infinite True Love A cataclysmic load so light and gray In dusty particles of sand and air Rose dusky garlands interlacing Bay Recycling cobalt drops releasing fair New Dawn is tapping loud its new frontier In spanning plains. fire. compulsory commitment of Muslims to expand Muslim territory ~19~ . communal. decreasing morn to sow. New Dawn appears to signify the Earth as One In cosmic moves depending on the sun Uplifting Saga lifts Eternal Love The rise that nurtures Nature‖s Heavenly Dove Still Able‖s Cain yet fades to Tigris‖ roll Quixotic goals surround Euphrates dole As ashen crumbling rock since long ago Increasing night. Tigris‖ crater stalls Remote jihad*. A cycling scythe of nature‖s fervent flow That Coddles Able‖s grounding Kneel Untold Empowered dust – a twisted cane --aged fold In Able thoughts. stripes of rays Controlling maze Confusing stain Immense mute uproar..to tremors XIV.
Awakening star-bright Lights. the Conscientious Dove Aquatic Waves Scribe Planetary Love Delusive stereotypic fall to aery size Like clouds of dust we span The drone attacks compel our lives to rise implied myopic clan . finite-reaching sight A cold refining sprint dissolves and flees To bathe about warm solar rays of height eternal conflicting flight Extremities that freeze at last to fade cold mesmerizing wade Awakening breeze low hurricane collides within the zone a bevel-channel climb of peril lone elusive race The foiling sphere of man. recoiling base a polar phase This atmospheric cage. Uplifting Seas.Impervious wand. nature‖s bubbling does invite Where radioactive wastes do not discharge Low folds that haunt to truth the fatal barge that lifts away poor chains Geneva Convention ignores the transient nomad‖s inner wars the castle stands. style beyond the hand Magnetic strikes in ground and air invite New Dawn expels the downing napalm fight ~20~ ~21~ Secure survival. its founding vein and more as moars and moors expand to prompt a trigger despite the prayers by gar of kneeling so meager Rampant the bruise of Cain‖s sole palm and state Diverse cold freeze. war-fate XV. Divine seas cross reflecting Sun as One Encircling spheres still radiate Light Run Celestial Wonder orbs the Risen Dove still Atmospheric Pressures Reign True Love Resounding heights. collapsing sand Deterring convoy. so stern the maze Low fulcrum -. the earth‖s Still One Surrounding spheres midnight yet rest. time-warp. Sole Sun. helmet. the Monumental Doves Responsive haven. glove Adobe ruffles hand-spun yarns. An instant bate and wait for humble barren Q‖wait unearthly tries.magnitude of firing rays XVI.
Highlight the air that feuds the stripes to fold In solaced memories like aging gold To gaze Tut‖s babe. level radiant rise Imprinting every thread red. impervious gaze. vast leap Another realm transfers the moves we reap Our banners wave to breeze the watchful sleep concentric cores centripetal wars veins graining earthly doors XVII Serene clear rise reflects the earth as One Still lasting orbits manifest the Sun Celestial wonder does yet yield the Dove Sensed Mind that nurtures Universal Love. woes Surviving oaths that radiate Kabul phase The countless ties and tires. Through long lost lives so brave of veteran chains that link our banner to consistent reins Of DARS and family trees. white. triathlon phases court Competing ruffle summits. tracks to fort As patriotic shields like gold survive their stay Ionic spun-conundrum. resilient wave The memories embedded through our grave centrifugal wane pulse-metered vein ~22~ Still mutiny ―round sacred tombs. surmounting foes Project volcanic rock of Trajan weighs Harmonious friction. American hands that guide Apocalyptic fields of cultures wide XVIII. flared cast meanders A weighted bellow striving chimes that waver Striated turns of calico do eye the tower plain rounds of fire do strive to harness power ~23~ . and blue Our woven banner.The restless sleep where freedom comes to rise Reviving pulse detours to deign so free To falling midnight where New Dawn must be Lives vanish far above bright rainbow skies In symbols hailed through brilliant stripes and stars Through non-imposing reinforcing bars Sleep placid does creep Incarnate Breath. vows. bold anchors rest toward Home Transcendent molds and heat about the foam Exerting form. one courageous size Uplifting patriotic pride and rue Ascending waves. struck Nave panders Equestrian Doric shields.
life avoids the fall Still ominous: lethal powders vex To mortal fears. XXX. auspicious distant weather Cheap homemade fast explosives leading horror. mortar rounds perplex Sleek terror swiftly hurls widespread inferno Survival plays far-reaching gun and gas but shallow More missiles hardly can survive Atomic freedom--fire that wins to strive Devouring operation. Reflective spurs transcend the moves in wonder The heedless spurning pirates goad their anchors Despite decrees of fairing Muslim leaders Gray limited vow. combative tools A Haitian plea of lingering Task Force blues Lines carbines swift. an empty room Mute manholes mark exhaustive endless haul An inner conflict. pure Symbol of the Dove Divine hailed wings inviting Civil Love The outposts circle detours of dire mercury Assisting but the fatal hands of fury Initial salvo sounds of Black Hawk copters Retiring cryptic runs. health.IXXX. the earth‖s still One Celestial orbits e‖er reveal the Sun Arising moves. dim preying ways Sequestered emblems. aged chimeras must dive Floors low so savage winding to the drive Surviving spotters. race. New Dawn‖s Apocalypse Platoon‖s transcending rest. Surrounding Midnight‖s stars. and Peaceful plays Despite despotic arms. firefights. forensic rise Tormented soldier hearkens to the wise Iraq yet chauffeurs Taliban resistance In foils of IEDs that try all patience To mammals rank remains. mass-grave doom compounds Al Qaeda lurks. eclipse To petro duels. ashen halo ~24~ . shadows lurk to shame Uncivilizing orb yet seems to reign A passing thrall that cries the mourning name Such dubious signs disfigure in great pain Obscure these dreams we don‖t in peace achieve Around our goals our foe does not relieve Our fervent need to guard our vitals Each rising dawn demolishes the marvels Impervious gold becomes now wan The fervent trap appears as élan-fawn ~25~ To pray for goodness.
Afghanistan where U.S. the frightening breeze Apocalyptic detours cannot ease To widespread paralyzing roadside fire Elusive bombers hurl their living pyre Compelling cause for cosmic change Napalm attacks persist about the range Where grizzly appetite does leave its stain Drab global ash of rain Beyond the rigid walls of clay we stall ~27~ ~26~ .5 billion Muslims. Marines have escorted farmers who were fleeing their property in response to coalition forces battling the Taliban **an area of Afghanistan controlled by Taliban forces in the southern province of Helmand that long has been a den of narcotics. earth Stars One Spheres orbit daybreak to the constant sun Uplifting thoughts. Sunni referring to words. or examples of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed XXXII. hence. surging fire wide A Shanghai minstrel chimes to find Arabian knights: mimosa still does bind but superficial hurdles lie so low Still Pharaoh praises yet his heights aglow The Sphinx so high since years so long ago Reverberating salvo‖s welcomed march About the soldiers‖ fate that rainbows arch XXXI. insurgents. are Mohammed’s legitimate descendents and successors ****The largest branch of Islam: More than 85% of the world’s 1. Earth‖s Sun Revolving spheres surround the Constant One Embracing Arms. pure Symbol of the Dove The flight that welcomes Universal Love A convoy‖s aery flight. the Peaceful Global Dove Celestial rise instilling Truest Love Enforcing Task Force spurns the pressure tracks In Trikh Nawar*. Such lustrous beryl lights the Seas. foiling packs More improvised explosives wait so fatal Ammonia nitrate powders bagged most lethal Initial salvo sounds to flare fair reign An operation moshtarak** won‖t wane Illusive Shiite*** blight the Suni**** Jasmine night ___________________________________ * Farmland on the northeastern outskirts of Marjah. Reflections: lapis midnight. who believe that only heirs of the fourth caliph. and roadside bombs ***Followers of Shia Islam. suicide attacks. Ali. Marjah.Impeding hill and dome New Dawn imbues the land and roam But as the guide who feeds and heals the poor Upholding reverent wide-spread teaching score Flamed amber petrifying thunders fold Defeating falls in souvenirs so cold Defacto ruling Taliban does bide Commercial refuge. the second largest Islamic branch. actions.
insurgent perplex Nomadic presence hurls its handmade fire Horizon brilliantly. Islam. a jewel repeats Aggrieving suicidal mode Suspicious dialectic load Looms geometric mosques and fields of ores Through Byzantine crossing Coptic shores The fervent search for mystics. global turns to one But scores toward light e‖er turn about the Sun Surrounding signs collide with heav‖n-bound Dove. explosive blasts Unwieldy even Allah‖s grave yet casts A burial shrine. Man‖s belly weights him down. towns rough firing missions ~28~ Momentum shambles. so high its raise Supremists bide in fervor to their passions Impaling roadways. Pure rise that welcomes Universal Love Like rock. In wondrous matter. prophetic rising bonds Dissolving fissures.Carved domes. some veined raw decks Line cryptic labor. yet reclining waves of atmospheric pressures where Love saves Still temple. plates of earthen wands Transcendent weights of casket-making engine motors Uprising shades and leaves that bear infusions Consuming chicks. Some grazing creatures cry the Earth as One Such scalding blazes e‖er reveal the Sun Of planetary cycles. Persia The fatal vipers rank. steps remain like rays Repeating wind. elaborate funerary complex. evolving stars and stains Galactic whirls of cosmic dust and rains XXXIV. hungry Dove Whose needs do nurture Real Omniscient Love Celestial incline. Black Hawk copter hovers obscure smoke That‖s guided by our cosmic changing folk A circuit-breaking arm that rears its bidden wane No shell o‖er-rides the steering wheel and lane Detectors play the base-run jading gain But gambling carrion plays the firing mane ~29~ . bright reflective heights reflect Magnetic columns wisest goals erect Assembling order through diverse far ways Islamic wayward discontent that preys An intercepting gendarme quells the blaze Material falls so low. open doors XXXIII. subliminal movement weighs The third World cults do strive through darkening haze New Dawn does weigh the war of mind‖s dark ways Al Qaeda‖s devastating even Allah Supremists battling Allah.
havens muffling Explosives lurking. myrrh can ne‖er disguise that Armed War defies in umber tones above the deepest grave yet slumbered corpse must rave through Omni-Voices Creation‖s subtle choices E‖er turning One-Armed Brave Kabul does lift ascesis.Insurgents grounding manholes. chains of labor Effulgent incense rose imbues the air High-vaulted staircase arches to no care Grenade swift launchers form infernal wall wails devastating fall As trembling Gaza poles condense the gall self-disciplined asceticism Ascesis . Still glossy brilliant Stars. wizened forming patience The strangers‖ dialectic flamed impedance Saladin‖s minaret of Able‖s dust Through misty Ur that flows to Tigris gust Battalions thrive to fund the feline bust.holocaust about the minaret fired spigot-pellet Defeat less gateways jihad* camels rise The mystic Ur of incense. submachine guns rust To meds elite that medicate their tears Arising kudos* raises widespread fears New Dawn: the very early watchful harbinger Islamic poppies field explosive bomber Condemning thrones of terror. compulsory commitment of Muslims to expand Muslim territory XXXV. clay compounds ruffling The stallion‖s fervid stride through Helmand province To Pharaoh‖s wizard. Maternal pipelines. kudos refers to a compliment or praise that effects prestige **a successor of Mohammed—a temporal. New-Dawn ground Magnetic needs of corps and visions mound XXXVI. communal. the earth‖s still one Day-breaking globe responds to constant Sun Celestial Rise uplifts responsive Dove. mimosa lair Wise Caliph** turns atomic light and lair Rare Nuptial veils reach Stars‖ Auroral One Ubiquitous still halo marks the Sun Effuse fast tremors sound about the fold The penetrating fires afar turn cold ______________________________ *of Greek origin. spiritual Islamic authority ~30~ ~31~ . progressive hour. the Nourished Lift that cultivates True Love ________________________________ *an Islamic term referring to a religious duty of Muslims—“holy war” due to the legal.
blissful cries to heaven While desolate insurgents share but malice Whose instant fire deprives each life of solace Through hurling balls of firing force about A writhing orbit succumbing more draught Constricting python. Taliban‖s broad fleet ~33~ ** one who leads guided tours through an art gallery or museum ~32~ . plumb fire. especially during danger or difficulty ** Hand-woven cloth disintegrating clay Where warriors. soldiers seek ambrosial bread A peace of inner vein resists bloodshed Hand-woven cloth. chocked tomb that glimmers the earth‖s deep core. arms Retaliating cobra.To chimes ascending mediation. incarnate handed temple Inordinate solemn foils for gold subliminal in havoc over futile rescues waned migrating tides subdue the waves e‖er stained earth‖s fearful source through élan evanescent. the perilous reef Undaunted* prey does turn a costly leaf Sequestered boughs must flourish toward belief Disaster whirls its fury so infernal sincerest kneels. piebald fire that shimmers _________________________ *courageously determined. plump vines and fragrance Rejuvenating flora where Arcadia flows Majestic lunar sign that spins and sows To tame the time-war-education beef Paved transient steps. feathers shield the Dove Her Movement hearkening Truest Global Love Capricious massacre. Majestic falls reflect the earth as One Surrounding motion orbits yet the Sun Uprising comfort. Orbs eyed radiant cycle. mauled figures. disintegrating clay XXXVII. celestial docent still shapen strides of branded ranking scent sleek automatic AK-47 breaks so grim fast stealing rounds. striated snake alarms The wielded twist of venom does belie Impetuous nature rages to defy The inner peace required of meditation Observing wonder. earth does tune beatitudes Colossal blessing. poled tides dove absorbs New seeds. banana clips so dim doomed corpse. grand midnight awes marine. cosmic revelation Commands an orbit.
desolate mourn New Dawn of shambled strains. battle‖s devastation unsettling aftershocks without elation Grenades propelled by rockets rain imprinting flesh alone that forms the globe What Mumbai gestures loom the aery Robe XXVIII. Cobras sway But rationed breath. Warrior Arms must fray XXXIX. Heaven‖s One Celestial moves depend upon the Sun Imposing dialectics. Man‖s belly weights him down. atrocious hurl Fallujah‖s graceful streets. Earth‖s One Surrounding orbs daybreak the constant Sun Arising airs. the circling of the Dove Caress so Soft of Universal Love Lead anchors cast the wheel. crater-magma Wound knots of blazing steel suggest Al Qaeda A Taliban demands defensive moves A chemical warfare requires new louvers Stripes intricate of blood at last do fray ~34~ Some grizzly appetite that leaves its stain drab Mumbai ash does reign Beyond the answers grand to which we wane The gaze of cobra views most grounding pain. blind invitations As tremors reverb life that once was born The warriors‖ sweltered late salutations Now souvenirs in paper. tent. To scintillating midnight stars. weak Spirit of the Dove Poor lives that hearken Universal Love In orbits light of wonder. bare bones America expands to craft away Tech‖s dying temple-home. delusive pains Encumbering feet: Apaches. extended pearl Cuisines and chefs gallant. woven stone e‖er Wailing Walls. some vain raw vein belies Western chains Vain idiosyncratic flaws. to teach Providing cordial bread where bloomed grains reach the mea culpa.Wide airstrikes surge defending tombs we pall Byzantium‖s domes to shelter. Uplifting Arms. now waiters blight Mediterranean hues of caravans highlight Sand-camel tapestries that now do blaze the former goads Apollo foiled to raise ~35~ . dire finite steps.
wagered ages Redeeming wonder. scurrying feet Still agitating ambush rivals wail The transcendental high transitions fail Crossed radiant Ocean. apparent friendly solvent Dissolving discord. Surviving midnight winds. the frightening breeze Unraveling wide subservient bowels to freeze Profound beginning. icy warms that spew Decaying signs of violence and rue Horrific signs of war so paralyzing Atomic levers lead the caustic rising XXXX.The quiet minaret does writhe in borders Safe havens loom the keys Al Qaeda orders Fasts Ramadan in separate heights of forces to nurture limits midst a world of timelessness about celestial conscience. mind wars. Mysterious winding flight. turns most pungent Where lies the transient bomber to its fleet A meditative breeze recedes the heat Embracing severed faces. reflective pages Mysterious awe-provoking raw weighed stages Majestic revelations e‖er progress Turned revolutionary planets move so warless ~36~ . galactic fissure XXXXI. colossal sand and tide Calligraphy most hallowed. the earth‖s still One Light Universal manifests the Sun Arising shores. paths dynamic guide Despite disease. psalms. still bread must feed the Dove Divine mist wings to welcome Civic Love Still minataurs of ancient days must surge In perils war imposes. thoughts in weightlessness Impowering moments of abstractions motion The farthing gazes by to fade. morbid dirge ~37~ A turban shields the crown In helpless arms. belie dynamic instantaneous grand reaction Fierce steady muclear reaction blithes Magnetic hurl of lightening Zeus e‖er writhes dim plethora of brilliant sparking powers Asphyxiating fumes of war and fright veined moments cease colossal by wide winds Terrific cauldron gnaws and e‖er devours Apocalyptic plate of earth that there rescinds The goals of mortal thought can‖t tame all nature A cycling earth reacts.
blazed trails Steps hasty. ghostly trails So hasty. Allah‖s tundra A Muslim fatwa marked in every tablet An edict hales the Table Round‖s right goblet But napalm falls do resurrect new towers A mighty truce of wisdom now that flowers Will pirates prey still yet for golden showers? ~39~ ~38~ . surrounding sky Revolving cosmic change. circuit breaker shields Palatial comfort power. Forensic Purple Heart that ever tries To show the arms of rightful worthy ways But paralyzing grounds do writhe our plays Rescinding ridge-lined havens. amber . physic needs that rise Adobe nectar. empty homes. thereby winning the respect of many Crusaders. blinding floods and fire that rail Upholding breakers. the lion roars In public streets and desolate stores But enigmatic detours field to freedom Extremist elements do turn the column Kimiko tiara – New Dawn‖s pagoda pearled Kamikaze does envision Buddha to brave seas fallen. sharp shrapnel fields Smart detonations. droned wry _________________________ *Having established himself in Egypt. Saladin initiated during the Middle Ages a campaign against the Crusaders who lead Muslim and Arabian opposition to the Franks and other Crusaders in the Levant. blinding -.Displays of emblems.honey halls still fiber . long-noted elite quirks Omniscient Alpha and Omega wager Planetary Revolutions.rash diplomat fails All Pandemonium writhes to fall ashore As abstract sprites unreal. Infinity Saladin‖s* aged campaigns must rise and cry Remorseful Cobra prey their shrapnel dry canals below where innocence does die The python crowns the ground. including Richard the Lionhearted—Western European dominance.optics. dome walls lulled restful room so doomed that galls and falls predict less flares: unspoken glooms surround Unruly yields low earth that raved waves pound In answer to the Tomahawk new works That raise their veins toward war survival perks through meads of cruelest fuel where Al Qaeda lurks Despite high life.
Evolving wonder. Surviving rocket light. spun time gilt-bronze in permeating sun sublime Nocturnal Life projects an ancient cloak Of Eastern reverent bows that cure the stroke In these adobe ruffles where the serpent woke encompassed interactive chain linked seismic plates and dust that reign beyond all social labor. woven thought. the earth‖s still One Celestial orbits still surround the sun To planetary movement wings the Dove Wide regale flights Supreme of Global Love The ladened bellows trying to retire Cast belfries turning sound to times aspire of living flesh and breath. reflections yet of old In camphor. temporal gains still shadows.Global Dove The lethal boa wanes ne‖er below ground crossed origins that raise chaos must sound. linked guide gray fulcrum spheres from dawn to twilight‖s bide ~40~ Ionic spun-conundrum peels the Nave A pulverizing shield flares past the rave A weighted bellow breaks the chime that waves Striated turns of fleece that clad our towers Adobe ruffles link canal chambers XXXXIII. earth dusts One Marine dark surfs do fossilize to Sun To tropic signs that season foremost Love The nurtured sense of Glory -. Jamaican row signs twilight. the Taliban persists without release to atmospheric foreign clouds of smoke Al Qaeda dares to haunt the peace it broke Loom visible. planetary Dove Revolving sense that signals timeless Love subliminal disjointed aching swords of words Aspiring Word to primal dukes and lords XXXXII. pleasant sense preserving gold ~41~ . the lifeless lengths we probe Through all observers for a renewed globe magnificence signs Magna Corpus. so swift resounding fire defends its guide torpedo lengths and heights defy their ride to silken fibers. our arms expire dissolving tissues turn in nature‖s shrine the Boeing jets and Black Hawk copters‖ wine the brave celestial lengths to harness peace though fears of mortal shells do not yet cease.
the Globe‖s still One. ethereal stains waxed camouflaging purge expelling dark lament and dirge ~42~ ~43~ Through insulated circuit-breaker change palatial nectars Force Pegasus‖ range withstanding casualties still in the sly the drones of sparks reach high into the sky extremist elements that plant their spark uprising moshtarak subdues that park spore roots. Surmounting gaze. canals. revolving seeds that arc their Mark confessions signed in miles of radiant light surmounting heights. greenhouse gases.Untouchable sense. atomic day. IED grains explosive rings. fulfilling stairs. Serene soft dove Her Move that welcomes Universal Love XXXXIV. speechless pulling gains Resplendent phased attractions dynamic glowing instant live reactions Defiant fear does raise yet still the steeple Domes mediate and stain the earth through people Fades circuit breakers--seasons show effect of battles. warding ray celestial radiation. Encircling spheres daybreak the constant sun Uplifting waves below. soldiers wrecked. finite weigh still broken corps. inflaming tortuous stalls. majestic bark. invisible arc. dark tunnel-fright kinetic shimmer twirls of hopeful Might Skies splendid cross. Grand Play… Instilling midnight‖s stars. wound lanes As spiraling magnets. the hazing Globe strikes one Celestial meters signify the Sun to Season plenty‖s signs that bear the Dove Angelic sense that nurtures Universal Love .
~45~ . this train greets landscape miles once lost depths paved for rails trek labor's cost tears shed long CHOO-CHOO miles so Blue uplifting miles now leading e'er to you. to Paradise the flight unfolds and mourns. downfalls of storms Displaying Grand celestial ride to Glory. the prairy‖s man-made sleigh To newborn wind the infants‖ cries To celebrate in fortune. Sea-bearing spawn below – spinning drop Absorbing fauna spans a living story -. low stable track adorns Fantastic waters.Urn.Among the bubbling rise. sharp brows whose gallop wanes Releasing clustered Way. combating thorns. constellations never stop As sunlight‖s born at morn sublime by bonds. midnight‖s song where tires the mane. conflicting size Pegasus Rosetta star to storm. Sphinx! lightly wake! high mesmerizing rise To glistening Clouds. abysmal dove-made chimes Idyllic pastures. ruling weigh ~44~ Scenic Heart streamlined linking coach CHOO-CHOO . scapes arise Caltrain rails .Blues spieling winds lonely gaze rescinds: Streamlined Caltrain shades fair the Blues we roam through scenic miles the Heart does sense its Home. once through steady reins To tire the grasp to knots still forms The swiftest mane. Revolving particles subdue Whole peaks that ruffle microscopic wands Immortal blues so silent woo. In earth the stirrups stride through subtle crimes. swift prismatic sight. Disease of man does orbit long Ground bittersweet.lone miles approach views wondrous size pastures. (Dedicated to Margaret) Maintaining wisdom.
still bread sleeps But shaven watch so far below Far anchors fall to ever stow Another drop. a contemporary original: / / / / / (a) (a) (b) (b) (a) (a) (a) (b) (R) (a) (a) (b) (b) Full horn-of-plenty. Merit weeps A captured frog that ne‖er more leaps (b) Wonder celestial tolls Same kind of show so loose works dough (a) Revolving bounty ~47~ (R) ~46~ . unworthy foe / / / Raptures radiant / that hearkens thy place / / / (a) So fast.13 lines (15 counting refrains) the Refrain is the first half of the opening line repeated at the end of both the 2nd and 3rd stanzas.the piper's tune. the Vision seems to go Mocked grounding solace. Rhyme Scheme: aabba aabR aabbaR CHORIAMB(US): captured stream Revolving bounty. For example. a cycled flow Raking / mellows of green / emerald thy grace / / / Light most divine / unrolls (b) / A fading step that ever creeps Revolving bounty Adept dire arms. Caltrain sounds restful Heart to make way Home RONDEAU: composed of only 2 rhymes a Refrain -. Winding Desire does sense that as we roam. streaming flow Alive to bough ashore and row Prismatic luster. Heart's chorded strains and pains At last the view renews the grand refrains. woe that keeps (a) a foot of prosody including two stressed syllables flanking 2 unstressed syllables (as Swinburne’s Choriambics).
airfare (b) Chocked missiles. the quetzal must rejoice (b) Uplifted. modern noose Dark captured hate. lithe Amazon drifts voice (b) abounds its lapis-lazali light waltz moss-jungle-lime. rounds of chemicals so loose (a) (a) (b) (R) (R) RHYME ROYAL: Rhyme Scheme: ababbcc Seven-line Stanzasin iambic pentameter (Chaucerian style) light somersaults lithe steps of hopscotch: sky-high somersaults (a) babes highlight turn. serving by no other choice Enlivening aviary bellows wings (b) (c) (a) Like foul smoked columns--steps flare dust ruse Pavilions crumbling like an ash-lead lair What thrills maintain like napalm. blinding mare Bleak shackling ball and chain. guerilla wars’ barbed snare The crew of midnight lights dawn’s wounded goose That faints untold below the earth’s base ware To garb in woven embers. modern noose Dark captured hate. modern noose Dark captured hate. awkward duce What thrills maintain like napalm. guerilla wars’ barbed snare (a) (b) (a) (b) (a) (b) (b) (a) (a) (b) (R) (R) (R) (R) Transcending majesty e’er wild yet sings (c) The stillness midnight e’er resolves to dawn (a) Caressing leaves float cuckaburo’s flight (b) Dark hawks that spoon for prey and pawn Its eagle bold does gaze. guerilla wars’ barbed snare Loops blind dark energy. repeated again in the 13th and 14th when the refrain is repeated at the end Rhyme Scheme: abba abab abbaa(b) chocked fire What thrills maintain like napalm. 14 lines if 2nd line of refrain is repeated at the end divided into 3 stanzas first 2 lines are the same as the 7th and 8th. long-distant sight (b) (a) ~48~ ~49~ .RONDEL: 13 lines excluding refrain (R). rare hides.
VIRELAI [also spelled “virelay”]: West: mill-turned tree makes docile still delight (b) Appearing constellations turn again Recycling forms like hopscotch. the first and second lines alternately arranged as refrains one of the three formes fixes. moving rain (c) (c) noting 2 verse forms. neither being strictly fixed referring to a medieval or Old French form of poetry and music one verse form denotes a poem of limited length. the other forms of this style being the ballade and rondeau the overall poetic or musical structure is typically ABBA. the first and last sections containing the same lyrics the form is uncommon to the English language A contemporary example: Melanges / / / / Melanges: lustrous pearls adorn / / / / / Delusive dreamy welcome signs on High / / / / The furtive Wings that gallop by ~50~ ~51~ . containing but 2 rhymes.
/ / /
Halcyon Bays of Ray To run across the sands at night
Intrinsic tapestry and unicorn / / / /
and hear the waves that pound Yet links we find that block the light turn us like sand to ground; We long to hear the ocean move in answer to the wind But chains blocking the stars do prove our turns at last rescind; How long the winds we bear that blow across our burdened backs The signs of strength we raise do grow
Determined hoof, gilt threads most nigh / . / / / /
Fantastic horn so visionary worn / / / /
A sported sign, defensive wry / / / / /
Revealing tales of majesty forlorn / / / /
inciting each new phase Subsiding strides and silent gaze of dark against the cold A mindful glimpse of timeless days the clear broad watch must fold; Until our weighted eyes observe a cast far from the raid
Delusive dreamy welcome signs on High / / / /
Melange of lustrous pearls adorn
The civic race and trials do swerve To dust as sniper rifles raid One-hundred twenty-seven tongues To Weigh City Hall’s aery lungs In molten journeyed roads of work Where time clocks go berserk Progressing into greenhouse gas Quark-gluon plasma rests Nigh mega-crystal naica nests Discovery vessels dock for views The turning magma, brilliant hues Like melting sand and ore Bemoaning spirit, cosmic door: Toward the stilling seas to sands Responsive turns about the sun As yet a ladening wall expands To block even the star-light bands of Eastern Stars where once we’d run; In solace to the beaming glow Now far across our heavy backs Distilling foam, the creeks that flow Forlorn, this gaze of world must sow Another watch within the cracks The bays’ resolve, the lifeless toll Kinetic zest that must control Grand rays minute unfold Another focus swerves the mould Set patterns raise the living form Heights surfacing about the storm To halcyon bays so very warm Armed race persists, one mindful dole A ghostly sprite, a glimpse of heaven The shadows auger for control Prismatic sun upon the sea-foam token New day defies the revolution ~54~ Atomic seizure sports about the shoal;
Through Gaza's leaning walls we wail The bloodless motives, complex Roam For rightful ores, preserving gale In swaddling clothes, earth and sky do foam A wondrous peace that can‖t be stale Bread rare as land yet we do crave Uplifting manna deigns the grave Hot coals that smolder still afire To solace but a steady warrior the missile's halo, ancient pyre to herald yet the golden armour Memorial crypt, Calliope‖s lyre Odysseus' sight, a mindful barrier most adamant, waylays a Trojan choir engraved mused lines of prepared hawser* Empower our defensive augur, Achilles strengthens augers that hence glower** through Asphodel journeys still that tower Inuring time! Highlight the sight; Distinguish day, empowering dawn!
_______________________ * a large rope for towing, securing a ship, anchoring, or for mooring *a look of annoyance or anger
Clear focus shows above dark night Bronze shield reflects impressions wan Dynamic soul, conflicting sprite Persona duels the luring fawn Insightful anima breeds Might In centuries of monumental stone Grand marbled cast of aging bone the petrifying souvenirs so lone Yet lines and rounds to ground must moan
Study Questions 1. How does metaphor evoke the mind of a respectable modern warrior? 2. Identify instances of serenity, the strophe and antistrophe, as opposed to the epode. What does the resolution of each restful moment suggest, especially as it occurs before conflict? 3. Describe some of the words that evoke defensive applications and maneuvering in respect to modern times. What are at least two terms that refer to defensive equipment or strategies that have existed since ancient times? 4. Identify three excerpts that suggest the combatant‖s struggle in respect to the ode; consider and analyze conscious, subconscious, and subliminal thoughts and associations. 5. Identify two excerpts that suggest the combatant‖s mission as a reflective commitment. 6. Do you locate any reference to epiphany in respect to the Elizabethan precedent?
-58-59Brief Biography Having won numerous writing awards while she was young, Cynthia completed a B.A. and graduate work in English Literature. With two other books: wayward Loches (2000) and Pirouetting Spheres (2001), she is the great-granddaughter of the late Master Amos Dudley Seward (1815-1908), who had preserved classical style evocative of his time, as evident through one of his works preserved by Harvard University and included in http://www.lodge214.com/fullhistory.html and http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/~sch00076 .
eye too instantly airs raiment lasting call ashen fall Baghdad Exhausts iced stall ghost pad Steps lost untold howl deep lament so randomly times defy multi-sized dim slab-guise downed soil dim station arms sizzle fire furtive gazing stall striving helter-skelter aim Bases thriving sway the City of Mosques. eruptions. far pall fragments: grievously captive writhing all lifts terrify bedazzling free nation lines of oil to pulverize all disguised bulls . Taliban-retaliation.armen Figuration: caustic Silence (of the Ankh) An order moans Chaotic ghost bones Disjoint Mumbai. repercussions. guard-days Arising status breaks of spirit-away curbs wail extended toll awaiting faraway bays Caustic spiked lair-walls Granite noose palls Living inhaling Swiftly bales Calling silence The still suspense Organic lines Shattering signs To support one Galactic run Mineral-ground Dialectic sun Savannah sound Platonic sum Extolling crumb Elliptic waves As lan raves Dead-end hold Silenced gold Ancient power Folly showers Based secure Only the Pure Vast cobra-lure Stirring moan Exploited hone Fired blast To the past . crossed fired rays Flaps blinded in dark silence. Fallujah. phosphoric silence.
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