NaPoWriMo 26 – Song of Angels

The NaPoWriMo challenge for April 26th is to write a curtal sonnet, a form invented by Gerald Manley Hopkins, an English poet and Jesuit priest. This is shorter than a regular sonnet, having only six lines in the first stanza, four in the second, plus a “half-line” at the end.  Meter and rhyme, if any, are left to the poet to decide.

Song of Angels

by Jan Brown


If we left this earthly plane, if soul took flight

If we could shed our form and dance as light

If we could signal thoughts with just a blink

If we could forego sleep and drink the night

And let our white hot energy delight

Then life would be mere spectacle, I think


So let me go, and do not hold me tight

Resist my pull, and we can float away

We’ll sing the song of angels through the night

And watch the stars wink in the Milky Way

…one eternal Light


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