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By Many Roundelays, a sonnet


By Many Roundelays, a sonnet

by many roundelays 620

for Ludwig van Beethoven, and his Symphony no. 6
in F major, “La Pastorale”, III, Allegro, “Sturm” 

Our Earth, from space, goes spinning, Queen of Spheres,
composing clouds in rounds of roundelays,
so thrilling them they rain allegro tears
all over greening fields by stormed-in bays.
As stallions madly wing on lightning hooves,
they beat the Seven Seas, and break the calm.
They race to hem the hale moon in, that moves
their fears to tear us from our smug aplomb.
Our prayers are vain! They’ll never acquiesce
in any urge to quell our fears of gales,
our foibles sins to them, the stallionesque!
For who can take to heart their stunning tales?
   If they run mad, though I may be God’s fool,
   would poets foam for them where full moons rule?


Richard Vallance, © 2013


winter haiku d’hiver – super snow moon = lune super des neiges

super snow moon,
silver Moonlight Sonata
once in a blue moon

super snow moon 620

lune super des neiges
Sonate au clair de lune
sinon la lune bleue
Richard Vallance

Super Snow Moons are very rare. We have just experienced one here in Canada in February 2019.

Les Lunes super des neiges sont très rares. Nous venons de la voir au Canada en février 2019.

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