John Keats (1795-1821) used elaborate choice of words and very sensational imagery. It is no wonder he is one of the main pioneers of England ‘s Romantic Movement. This sonnet follows Keats’s sonnet format with abcabdcabcdede rhyming scheme Keats was particular in his iambic pentameter rhyming scheme and structure of the entire sonnet .
A feathered ritual danced long ago;
she faintly heard the elders ancient call,
envisioned - living nature’s way of life.
The primal drone of thunder buffalo;.
abruptly crossing earthly hallow sprawl -
Lakota warriors on horseback dare.
Life’s rhymic cycle dawns, awakes the ear -
resounding earth’s cold tremble ‘neath white snow;
alerting wolves in winter’s bondage thrall.
She questioned, self-induced bewildered fear -
and clutches tight her sacred totem bear;
accepts her blood; the blood of native lore.
Today’s the day she’ll run with white-tail deer -
within the Shaman’s love, forever more.
☮TheMsLvh © 2011
“Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity—it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.”-John Keats
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