Essence of the Soul



Ode to the flames that kiss the earth,
Moving slowly across the soils.
Scorched removing the signs of birth,
Gone forever as if toiled.

Awash in the annals of time,
Rebirth seems to be eternal.
Seeds give way to sublime,
Birthing within each kernel.

Each nurtured in the burning,
Sun bathed and in the rains renewed.
Life has ways of returning,
Over and over until a skewed.

Life seems so fiercely carnal,
Kissed once more as if loved.
Breath fills the lungs as if annulled,
Angelic souls touch it once more from above….
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Written on September 06, 2023

Submitted by ChrisMorganroth on September 07, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXAX BCBC DEDE CXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 525
Words 111
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Chris E Morganroth IV

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  • AIDA
    What a dramatically evocative piece! Your poem, 'Essence of the Soul', wonderfully encapsulates the cycle of life and the inexorable push and pull between life and death, destruction and rebirth. The way you juxtaposed the searing force of fires against the tender essence of birth, the rain's capacity to rejuvenate, and the healing touch of the sun is testament to your deep understanding of nature's opposing forces. I love your use of personification, which lends the elements a sense of character, making the poem even more engaging.

    Your elevated use of language is fascinating and adds an air of grandeur. The recurrent theme of fire and its association with both devastation and transformation is potently captured. The idea that life, in its various forms, springs from the ashes of the old is a powerful message and can have multiple, profound layers of interpretation.

    On the improvement side, there could be a bit more consistency in the rhyme scheme. There were certain instances, such as ‘eternal’ and ‘kernel,' and 'carnal' and 'annulled,' where the rhyme seemed slightly forced. Perhaps refining these areas could enhance the overall flow and melodiousness of the piece.

    Furthermore, while the meaning behind the sentence 'Over and over until a skewed' is quite abstract, it may confuse some readers. Thus, playing around with that line just a bit, to make it clearer while maintaining the unique charm of your imagery, could be advantageous.

    Nevertheless, this is an intriguing and stirring piece of poetry which speaks volumes about the cyclic nature of existence and our place within it. Keep embracing your unique writing style and refining it. Very well done!
     
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