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Elemental Sonnet IIII am the Bard of deep and rolling WavesWho stands before the element of WatrAnd calls upon the wide expanse one bravesWhere foolishness and folly gain no quartrBeyond the Ninth rolld Wave exists the landsOur ancestors did go to test themselvesWhere we must also journey forth to standAnd into wild, untaméd nature delve.Who eer does seek to stand with usMust hold our Virtues deep within their heartsAnd do no less for self than what is justBut serve both Gods and Men in Virtues part.I will stand firm oer self in MasteryFor thus it was, is now, and eer shall be.
Elemental Sonnet III am the Bard of shifting, changing WindWho stands before the element of AirAnd calls upon what moves but never endsFrom turbulence and storms, to skies so fair;That brings to us new breath so clear and cleanTo aid us and inspire within our mindsThe image of what is and is not seen;The great and small, yet wondrous change of time.Who eer does seek to stand with usMust hold our Virtues deep within their heartsAnd do no less for self than what is justBut serve both Gods and Men in Virtues part.I will stand firm oer self in MasteryFor thus it was, is now, and eer shall be.
Elemental Sonnet II am the Bard of solid, mighty StoneWho stands before the element of EarthAnd calls upon the ancient, hidden homeOf She who gave our ancestors their birthSo that we too can firmly tread the pathWe choose for our own selves, as is our right,With strength to stand in spite of others wrathAs empty words do break upon Stones might.Who eer does seek to stand with usMust hold our Virtues deep within their heartsAnd do no less for self than what is justBut serve both Gods and Men in Virtues part.I will stand firm oer self in MasteryFor thus it was, is now, and eer shall be.
Sonnets First I would like to say that I am trying to give a somewhat brief over view of this marvelous form of poetry. As a sonneteer myself, I could go into a lot more detail from my own experiences and studies on this art form, and I am willing to if youd like to ask more questions. The term sonnet comes from the Italian sonetto which means little song and this form of lyric poetry evolved by the thirteenth century C.E. to refer to a fourteen line poem that adheres to very specific meter, rhyme scheme, and structure. In my university studies, we covered what are commonly viewed as the two primary structures or types of sonnets: the Petrarchan (or Italian) sonnet and the Shakespearean (or English) sonnet. Today most sonnets are of these two styles. The Petrarchan sonnet style is named after Francesco Petrarca (known as Petrarch in English) w
Heathen Night PrayerAncient and Shining Ones, My Ancestors of Old,Whose lessons and lives we learnThrough the stories we're told,Be with me now and throughout the year,Watch o'er and guide me and all I hold dear.
Upon a Quest...Upon a Quest I now embarkéd beTo search both High and low for whats withinThe very essence that does maketh meInto the man that I so far have been.For if I cannot see the Truth unfoldAbout the things that have been piled uponCreating deep and tragic deathly holdsAround my highest Self, I cant move on.I need release from past bad habits nowTo journey forward down my priestly pathUniting Self and self within one browThrough cleansing in a blesséd, sacred bath. For now I go towards a willing Death Of only self, while Self renews its breath.
Interest vs CommitmentTheres a difference between interest and commitment. When youre interested in doing something, you do it when its convenient. When youre committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.Kenneth BlanchardAmerican Business Author, Speaker, and Consultant(1939- )___________________________________________When I read this, it made me think of how often do we think we are committed to doing something when in actuality (by this definition) we are only interested? The commitment Dr. Blanchard is describing I believe is embodied in the Wayist virtues of DETERMINATION and PERSEVERANCE. Now we have all heard people who talk about changes they want to make in their lives or about goals they want to achieve, but do they have an interest or a commitment? Do you really want to quit smoking or does the idea interest you? Do you actually want that college degree or do you just think it would be nice? Do you really want to exercise more or is