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John William Waterhouse, 1916.

John William Waterhouse, 1916.

where she treads the pebbles crackle
with her protest in the rubble –
he’ll return!  he’ll loose this shackle –
endless vigil! spectral vigil!

 

I know what you’re saying – but try this song –  (Lyrics)

Linked to BJ’s Shadorma and Beyond at MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, where the Monotetra is our featured form.  Here are the guidelines:

*   4-line stanzas
*   lines 1-3:  Tetrameter (4 metrical feet – 8 syllables)
*   line 4:  two metrical feet, repeated 
     (I mixed it up a bit.)

Hopefully Bastet will forgive me for not using the **awesome** piece of music by Adrien Ziegler.  I love it – but – between running into some awesome pre-Raphaelite art this weekend AND re-discovering O’Connor’s “Jackie” – well – I had to do it.  The pirate ship brought the song to mind. BUT here’s Adrian Ziegler, in case you are interested.


Now, many of you are wondering: why ditch Adrian Ziegler for **Sinead**?? Well.  Her first album – “The Lion and the Cobra” is **awesome**.  Full of fire!   Her next album, “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got”?  Bleagh.  To this day, people become violently ill when the opening notes of “Nothing Compares to You” come over the radio.  Then came “Am I Not Your Girl” – full of great jazz standards and songs she remembered her mother listening to.  Worth a listen.

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8 thoughts on “Vigil (Monotetra)

  1. With Sinead, I was always smitten with ‘Troy’ – which I’m listening to as I type 🙂

    Another new form! Although I can’t help seeing 2/3 of a haiku in:
    ‘the pebbles crackle
    with her protest in the rubble’
    😉

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      • Oops. Too eager with the reply button… !

        But … Now that you mention it … With thisonth being Egypt month at CDHK perhaps you’re right … That very easily could be a partial haiku if it were repurposed… Hmmm..

        😀

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    • oops. Too eager with the reply button… !

      But … Now that you mention it … With this month being Egypt month at CDHK perhaps you’re right … That very easily could be a partial haiku if it were repurposed… Hmmm..

      😀

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