Cottage Melody – JG Farmer (Raven)

Form: Catena Rondo The house of song we called it She sat playing her old guitar Singing of sun, moon, and star The house of song we called it She sat playing her old guitarPlucking notes on finger tipsSoul words forming on her lipsShe sat playing her old guitar Plucking notes on finger tipsWith storiesContinue reading “Cottage Melody – JG Farmer (Raven)”

Poets Play – JG Famer (Raven) Form: Collins Sestet Those gentle words that speak of loving graceWhere e’er I gaze upon her moonlit faceThe sacred love that longs to comfort me,Within the shadows of a dream I seeThat home is where the heart is, so they say,And love divine is where the poets play. And as I pray in lunarContinue reading “Poets Play – JG Famer (Raven)”

For Love to Blossom – JG Farmer (Raven) Form: Burns’ Stanza When the robin visited that dayIn guano, he set me out to layUnknowing the bird came to playI laid beneath the sunMy warmth on a cold winter’s dayAs birds play I was born Alone, I shuddered into dirtMy shelter when wind and rain hurtNo mercy for me, just a squirtWaiting forContinue reading “For Love to Blossom – JG Farmer (Raven)”

Canadian Sonnet – English (Notes) – JG Farmer (Raven)

Structure: 2 quatrains and 2 tripletsMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abba bccb efg efg Example: Champagne Flute by Jez Farmer Two bubbles within the glass flute appearBoth born of wine to rise in time as oneFor destiny will never be outdoneAs streams of condensation swiftly clearIn icy cold sweetness we celebrateA joining the mystic eyes couldContinue reading “Canadian Sonnet – English (Notes) – JG Farmer (Raven)”

Make it Today – JG Farmer (Raven)

Form: Free Verse I feel the coldness of your touch lingerSigh, as again you tease with a fingerI hunger for you dark queen, your realm I seekFreedom in your shadow from chains so bleakHail dark angel, blessed queen, make it todaySlice the scythe goddess and take me your way ©JGFarmer2008 for more from this ravenousContinue reading “Make it Today – JG Farmer (Raven)”

Bygone Days – Raven (JG Farmer) Form: Ivorian Sonnet 38 I want to be the one holding your handWhile strolling along the summer night strandJust like they did then in those bygone daysWhen a reserved kiss was saying goodnightAnd eyes would speak as they went their own waysWas it just a kiss he left on her lips?And is lust andContinue reading “Bygone Days – Raven (JG Farmer)”