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Stelliferous Heavens

I’d glide away into the cosmic flow in quiet of the canopy of night to leave the tumult of the world below with wishes having wings to guide my flight. In quiet of the canopy of night the stellar orbs cast light in shining beams. With wishes having wings to guide my flight their faces seem a universe of dreams. The stellar orbs cast light in shining beams as days recede with final au revoirs. Their faces seem a universe of dreams in skies awash with myriads of stars. As days recede with final au revoirs, to leave the tumult of the world below in skies awash with myriads of stars I’d glide away into the cosmic flow. ~ Harley White * * * * * * * * * The poem is a pantoum… A pantoum is a poem in a fixed form, consisting of a varying number of four-line stanzas with lines rhyming alternately; the second and fourth lines of each stanza are repeated to form the first and third lines of the succeeding stanza, with the first and third lines of the first stanza forming the second and fourth of the last stanza, but in reverse order, so that the opening and closing lines of the poem are identical.

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Date: 7/29/2020 5:19:00 AM
I enjoyed this nicely penned pantoum, Harley, sometimes it is nice just to let our minds drift off into the stars and leave the troubles of the world behind. All the best. John
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Harley White
Date: 7/29/2020 5:58:00 AM
Ah, thank you. Yes I agree about challenges of poetic form. The last stanza gave me the most trouble so I'm glad it worked for you...
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/29/2020 5:44:00 AM
Sometimes it is good to challenge ourselves, it keeps the mind sharp. Yours came together nicely in the final stanza.
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Harley White
Date: 7/29/2020 5:36:00 AM
Thank you very much! This is my second pantoum, and I must say I find them devilishly difficult to craft, though sometimes I can't resist the challenge. So I'm pleased you enjoyed the poem and the theme...