A Golden Alley

Golden Alley

A Golden Alley

(Mixed Formats)
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Take me down this golden alley

That leads me to a large stone church,

Where the sinners seldom sally.

Take me down this golden alley

Where the leaves of Autumn dally

With all the maples and the birch.

Take me down this golden alley

That leads me to a large stone church.

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That’s where I want to go, you know,

In golden glow,

With cobbled streets,

And vined retreats.

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There’s so much earthy comfort there,

In open air,

The breeze is crisp,

With windy wisp.

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The serenity of this path,

Reduces wrath,

As on can see,

Most avidly.

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<<->>

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This golden alley

Where leaves of autumn dally

My spirits rally

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Author Notes

This golden alley leads to the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minnesota. The autumn colors on the trees and vines climbing the buildings made such a lovely sight, I was inspired to write this poem.


This poem contains three separate poetic formats: a Triolet, a Minute Poem, and a 5-7-5 Poem.

A triolet is a poem of only eight lines with a rhyme scheme abaaabab. The fourth and seventh lines are the same exact line as the first. The eighth line is the same exact line as the second. 

The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables.  A traditional Minute Poem has 12 lines total. It has 60 syllables. It is written in a strict iambic meter. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff. 

A 5-7-5 follows the structure of a Haiku. It has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. 


This photograph was taken by the author in October, 2012 at St. Paul, Mn.

 

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