|The Song of Healing
The urgent shouts, though muted, dig and dart
inside the hidden catacombs of mind,
because lost hope and fear can cloud the heart
a gift is waiting, patient, pure and kind;
when prodding pain is pulling me apart,
my need grows deep and still is undefined,
the pleading soul surrenders with a start,
the gift remains steadfast, in Him aligned.
The alleluias' simple healing ways
can lift the ailing spirit from despair
as music touches all who choose to raise
their voice in gratitude and honest care.
He craves no gilded song from us in praise,
for love of us, He grants the gift of prayer.
~~Judi Van Gorder
Sicilian Sonnet, the earliest known sonnet form.
1. a quatorzain, made up of an octave followed by a sestet.
2. metric, in English, written in iambic pentameter.
3. composed with the octave presenting an idea, problem or question, followed by a sestet with the solution or resolution.
4. rhymed turned only 4 rhymes. abababab cdcdcd.