Renewal (Tanaga)

Farewell, silent welling eyes
Withhold anguished heart-wrung cries
Wrest Pandora’s languished hope
Renew this sad heart to cope

 

The Tanaga is a Filipino poetic form. It consists of four lines with seven syllables each; the rhyme scheme is AABB. Traditionally, Tanagas don’t have titles and they are composed in the Tagalog language. These days, Tanagas are appearing more frequently in English, they are picking up titles and varying their rhyme forms (for example, AABB, ABAB, ABBA, AAAB, BAAA, ABCD, and so on). Morals, ethics, and proverbs may or may not be present.

Hope (Fibonacci)

Hope

Desire

Expectation

Future fulfillment

A bright promise of tomorrow

Someday and somehow juxtapose with certainty

Strong desire and corresponding expectation drives the inner mind to fantasy

My son starts drug rehab this week.  My hope is that the program will help him find ways other than drugs to deal with the problems that inevitably come in life.  And perhaps help us all as a family; we definitely could use it.

Fibonacci:  a non-rhyming poem structured with the Fibonacci sequence (0 or 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 etc).  Fibonacci sequence is adding the two prior numbers together to get the new number.   If one starts at “zero” then the first two lines are single syllable. Most poems stop at 13 syllables for the last line.  

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Granted Wishes (Fibonacci)

Wish

Hope

Prayer

Heaven sent

Unseasoned restart

Unblemished with impunity

Spiritual anchor from climacteric thoughts

 God-breathed sentient life, a finite, tenuous, existence; fractured soul now restored

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It is my greatest hope that my troubled son will come to know the love and peace that only salvation in Jesus brings.  This is my prayer for him.

Fibonacci:  a non-rhyming poem structured with the Fibonacci sequence (0 or 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 etc).  Fibonacci sequence is adding the two prior numbers together to get the new number.   If one starts at “zero” then the first two lines are single syllable. Most poems stop at 13 syllables for the last line.  

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Fatigue (Pleides)

Fatigue….. my fatal friend

   Forged from spirit rended

  Feeble fight weakly fends

  Failed anchor drifts again

          Forlorn thoughts must amend

        Faith empowers….thoughts transcend

          Frail mind will someday mend

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Everyone, at some point in their life, experiences soul rending fatigue .  Thoughts drift towards dark hopelessness.  Yet there is hope for a brighter tomorrow.  I know that Faith and Prayer can change my heart when it is full with aching sadness.

“F” words make for great pleides.  I have grown to appreciate them through cognitive testing, as one of the tests is to see how many “f” words  I can say in one minute.  At first, my mind just wouldn’t give me any, other then the overused “fuuuuuuuccccckkkk”, which ran around and around my mind as I struggled for “furniture” and “flower”.  Ever determined, I decided to study “F” words for poetic forms.  And that, coupled with my mood on the day of creation, made this poem.  I was successful in finding “f” words appropriate for the start of this poetic form, AND I was able to rhyme a pleides, not easy to do (!), so silver linings are intact and beautiful!  Although…don’t ask me to find another word that ends in, well,  END!