Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A wolf runs free

By THLaird Colyne Stewart, March AS 50 (2016)

A northern wolf runs where it will,
The wolf runs free, the wolf runs wild,
It lopes past tree and up high hill,
And fights whenever it is riled.
A wolf will not be caged or held
As by the moon it is compelled

And like the wolf the people are
So fierce and proud, so bold and preaux,
From Ealdormere we travel far
And walk the lands our elders knew.
No bended knee, no kneelers we,
The northern wolf is always free.

Written using the Venus and Adonis stanza form. This stanza form, invented by Shakespeare, used six lines written in iambic pentameter and rhymed ababcc. The form takes its name from the poem where Shakespeare introduced it, Venus and Adonis (1593).

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