Analysis of Harmony in Balance
Karl Constantine FOLKES 1935 (Portland)
Life has its reason.
Nations rise and fall.
Let this be caution!
|Metre||11110 10101 11110|
|Closest metre||Iambic trimeter|
|Letters per line (avg)||17|
|Words per line (avg)||4|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||50|
|Words per stanza (avg)||12|
About this poem
A cautionary tale: Axiomatic is the riddle of Life. Life has its reason that reason does not comprehend. Each ending offers a new beginning. For life itself is nothing but a circle; the Chthonic, Ouroboros , encompassing both the old and what appears as new. The wherewithal of it is this: Let Wisdom have her Way. There is an old saw which Calliope, patron of poets and musicians, has implored me to share with my fellow Earthlings, and which is a preface to this “Harmony in Balance” haiku poem: “Don’t gloat when you’re on high, for tomorrow you may fall. And when today you’re down, don’t bemoan your fate; for tomorrow you may surely rise. Take everything in stride. Let harmony be your guide.” more »
Written on December 07, 2021
Submitted by karlcfolkes on December 07, 2021
Modified on May 02, 2023
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