God's Gentle Whisper
Early mornings at the ocean offer quiet time with the Lord
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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: May 24, 2016      Views: 481
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I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

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Chapter 25 of the book 2016
Octogram--Potlatch Challenge
"Thus Bending Light" by mountainwriter49
Thus Bending Light
Octogram--Potlatch Challenge


The morning sun and haze entwined,
thus bending light
to my delight as thoughts aligned
for Muse to write.
She was inspired as misty hues
adorned the land in softest blues
and golden sparkles shining bright.
Thus, bending light,
resplendent to my heart and mind,
frees me from night’s
most frightful void of thoughts sublime.
And now I write
from deepest depths within my soul.
My love, and writing, keep me whole.
I seek the melding mist and light—
thus bending light…
24 May 2016


The book continues with haiku (morning rain). We will provide a link to it when you review this below.

Author Notes
Octogram, a poetic form invented by fellow FanStorian Sally Yocom. The poem consists of two octaves with a rhyme pattern of aBabccbB ababddbB, with B representing the repeating line. The syllable count for each octave is 8-4-8-4-8-8-8-4. The poem is to be written in iambic meter.

Mikey's invasion to join the Potlatch challenge vis-a-vis this morning's melding mist and early light. This is my first attempt at writing an Octogram.

Thank you for reading my poetry.
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