Monday, August 8, 2011

L’eterna Lotta (La'libertas)

“The Eternal Struggle”


Seeking truth inside veiled darkness 
yet certainty eludes, unfound
unguided ideals run aground--
does answer hide cloaked in silence?

Searching, reaching,
grasping unknowns
hope eternal alludes;
disillusioned to core,
on continuous quest
needing, wanting more


Man’s blindness demands proof profound
for flash and fire, or plague’s infest;
perhaps our lives are just a test
to higher call, or stall earth-bound

Trial, denial
truth inconvertible
perhaps recondite God
awaits discovery
somewhere in our
own subconscious

Per sempa l’antica lotta continua…
Dio e l’uomo, l’uomo contro se stresso

*Translation: 
Forever the ancient struggle continues,
God versus man, man versus himself

©  Ginny Brannan August 2011           

The form is La’libertas, a 22 line (4/6/4/6/2) poetic form created by Laura Lamarca. Stanza rules as follows:
Stanza 1: Rhyme scheme abba, 8 syllables per line
Stanza 2: Free verse, 6 lines
Stanza 3: Rhyme scheme baab, 8 syllables per line
Stanza 4: Free verse, 6 lines
Stanza 5: Couplet, Italian

4 comments:

  1. And the Italian couplet says it all...

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  2. Greeting,

    It has been a fantastic experience with you being part of Jingle Poetry Community,

    Your poetry is sunshine to us,

    Hope all is well,
    share and have fun with our 48 poetry potluck today if you could.

    Bless you,
    with my best regards and gratitude.
    Morning!
    xoxox

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  3. A fine poem and appreciate the intro to a new-to-me form. Well done.

    Love you blog theme. Cheerful! :-)

    JamieDedes

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