It Matters Not
It hovers here, a moon opaque,
obscuring mountain trails I take.
No other living things appear.
A moon opaque. . . It hovers here.
I follow on along a ledge;
below a swirling river’s edge.
In front of me, the canyon’s yawn.
Along a ledge, I follow on.
I see no hue when fog congeals.
Oh, doom of one who no more feels!
The moon has fled, as so have you.
When fog congeals, I see no hue.
Now all is dim; it matters not.
My dear one’s heart I have not got.
No use in living without him.
It matters not. Now all is dim.
At peace I’ll be if I should fall
to murky water from this wall.
Oh, yawning canyon, swallow me.
If I should fall, at peace I’ll be.
Now entered in Anthony Slausin's Opaque Poetry Contest
Swap Quatrain Form with iambic tetrameter.
In this form, created by Lorraine M. Kanter,
each stanza in the poem must be a quatrain (four lines) where the
first line is reversed in the fourth line.
Rhyming pattern: aabb, ccdd and so on
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