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Ups and Downs Sunday, a day of gratitude and rest, I bend a knee and praise my creator. Grateful servant trying to do my best. I attempt to be His imitator, too often defer the dance 'til later. I am the bumble, stumble, everyman, standing back up, doing the most I can then it's down to the floor I fall once more. I often two-step when waltz was the plan, by grace He forgives and doesn't keep score. ~~Judi Van Gorder Warming Trend Thou
dcmarti1 posted a topic in ShowcaseSleep no more, you working classes, don't fight the pulse to congregate. Rise, you tumult of the masses, and from the wealthy's grip luxate your dignity that is innate. Don't spill blood like those in power, don't prattle like those who cower behind the stench of flame and flag; for those who live in the tower will fall: we won't be forced to drag.
Tinker posted a topic in French VerseExplore the Craft of Writing Poetry French Verse The Ballade is the dominant Old French form of the 14th and 15th centuries. The NPEOPP refers to the Ballade as "the vehicle of the greatest of early French poetry". It was brought to England by Chaucer who used the Ballade stanza for the Monk's Tale consequently the ballade stanza is also called the Monk's Tales Stanza. The Ballade gave birth to a whole family of forms, however it is not a relative nor should it be confused with the seemingly universal, "Ballad". The Ballade and its variations are relatively long, somewhat stingy with the