February 6, 2019 by petrujviljoen
The dream: beyond the standard frame of mind
– a form of thinking, a guiding, to find
a value, an alternative. To know;
to break with norms – to be: to self be kind
Audacity of solitude! Splendid
retreat beyond the fences intended
to order, to govern, to keep oppressed
the masses who act, who have surrendered
A means to end so-called reality –
a dreaming freedom (even partially);
the journey the setting. Imagining
a way, alive with creativity.
Repeating the pattern, again, again!
Hopeless of repair. Only the refrain –
living, acting, the four-square type of life.
Where were you when we called you to the rain?
This second set of ruba’i has, I hope a narrative, even though they are single quatrains, ie not a linked rubaiyat. I hope I managed to keep to the iambic pentameter. Strong constructive criticism please.
Linked to Dverse Poets