In Violent Fields

ted s owens 1949 (SC)



In violet fields,
no eye is on the sparrow.
It flits amidst the rage of sling and arrow.
And though to it no refuge calls, still,
It beats its wing until to earth it falls a breathless thing.
How frail a thread holds hope above the fray.
Too soon it yields to weight of mortal wound.
And sparrows lie in fields like buds that never bloom.

About this poem

Based on personal experience in Vietnam

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Written on January 02, 2022

Submitted by BU3 on January 23, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABBCDEFG
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 341
Words 74
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

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