Comes Strength by Faith

 

Falling down like manna from the sky,
Peace, reflected in my eye.
While all my tears dry,
Comes strength by
Grace.

I may not know any reasons why,
But I know, the need to try.
While all my tears dry,
Comes strength by
Faith.

Whenever reason fails to apply,
A stronger state lifts me high.
While all my tears dry,
Comes strength by
Love.

Author Notes:

This stained glass portrait, of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane during His personal agony, It is in my daughter, Aisha’s, kitchen window. She inherited it from my mother. Our Lord modeled how to deal with anguish right there for us, as He sweated blood, but received grace from His father, God.

This poem is a Triquint.
A Triquint is a poem form created by Sylvia A. Feeley, which consists of 3 verses (thus the Tri designation), in 5 lines each (thus the quint designation), with 4 mono-rhymed lines, and a 5th line that may either rhyme with the last line of each stanza, or not. The unique aspect of this format is in its interlinking of the stanzas by repeating Lines 3 and 4 of Verse 1 as a refrain in Verses 2 and 3. It also holds the mono-rhyme throughout the entire poem, making it a real challenge. There is no specified meter. The syllable count for each stanza is:
9, 7, 5, 3, 1.
It has a rhyme scheme in each stanza of:
a,a,A1,A2,x, where the capital letters indicate the repeated lines, and x indicates the variable rhyme.
So, the entire poem structure can be either:
a,a,A1,A2,b – a,a,A1,A2,b – a,a,A1,A2,b,
or
a,a,A1,A2,b – a,a,A1,A2,c – a,a,A1,A2,d.

This photograph was taken by the author himself, on April 23, 2011.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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