Hour 22: Rise

Rise
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Rise

Like a wave

Rise

Like a bird

Rise

Like the sun

Rise

 

Rise

Like mercury

Rise

Like yeast

Rise

Like the tide

Rise

 

Rise

Above it

Rise

And shine

Rise

To the occasion

Rise

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About this poem:

Another unrehearsed act. Even though this isn't one of my favourites, I am still gripped by a sense of satisfaction and fascination at these moments of pure, spontaneous creation. Inspiration rising like a wave, splashing across the page.

Form/Style: Free Verse, Spoken Word
Rhythm/Metre: Free, Lyrical
Rhyme/Scheme: Repetition. Fairly uniform syllabic structure of 1, 3, 1 repeating; with deviations of a single syllable in line 9 and two syllables in line 20.
Themes and Tone:
Intended to be evocative of many fleeting, disjointed images. Peaceful and light. It is also a hopeful, rousing piece, telling us to transcend our prescribed limitations.
You can rise.

The End

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