- Strive To Please The Lordby Sandra du Plessis
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Daily Blessings - Sapphonic Triad
Daily Blessings from God
: Strive To Please The Lord by Sandra du Plessis
Artwork by Linda Bickston at

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him..."
(2 Chronicles 16:9)

The eyes of God
see everywhere;
He seeks the hearts
of all sincere.

He wants to help those who're in need
and trust in Him;
I strive to please the Lord.

Author Notes
The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
and scored her page with glee.


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Image courtesy of Linda Bickston from FanArt Review


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