Unto Heaven’s Heights

Unto Heaven’s Heights

( A Catena Rondo)

Eagle flying off

Let your wandering spirit fly,
Free to climb unto heaven’s heights.
As unbounded freedom invites,
Let your wandering spirit fly.

Free to climb unto heaven’s heights,
Unfettered souls are want to be,
Once earthly bonds have set them free,
They seek celestial delights.

Unfettered souls are want to be,
Free to seek out their heart’s desire.
In lofty places that inspire,
The climb goes on,indefinitely.

Free to seek out their heart’s desire,
The face of God is what they seek.
Above the clouds and mountain peak,
to that golden place souls retire.

The face of God is what they seek.
As all things must return to Him.
Once one learns to sink or swim,
The voyage there seems far less bleak.

As all things must return to Him,
Let your wandering spirit fly.
Release resounding triumph cry,
Before our memories can dim.

Let your wandering spirit fly,
Free to climb unto heaven’s heights.
Fade off from our constricted sights.
Let your wandering spirit fly.

Author Notes
I wrote this poem about a soul going to heaven. The flight of an eagle symbolized that for me here. Then recent death of my wife’s mother inspired the verse.

This poem is a Catena Rondo.
Catena Rondo is a stanzaic form created by 20th century Canadian educator, author and poet, Robin Skelton that uses interlinked repeating lines. The form lends itself to a longer poem because of the repetition of lines. Written in any number of 3 or more quatrains made up of 2 rhymed lines enveloping a rhymed couplet (enveloping rhyme). The second line of each stanza then becomes a link to the next stanza by becoming the first line of that stanza.
Meter is at the discretion of the poet. The verses are rhymed.
The rhyme scheme is:
ABbA BCcb CDdc DEed etc …
until the enveloped couplet of the penultimate (second to last) quatrain repeats Line1 of the poem as line 2, thereby bringing the final quatrain back to the original scheme of the 1st quatrain ABbA.
So,in this scenario, the only line of the last stanza that could be original is Line 3 since Line 1, Line 2 and Line 4 are repetitions of the same lines of the first stanza.

The photograph was taken by the author in October, 2014.

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