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Ekphrastic Mirrored Refrain* ~ No Words

Karin Anderson, AU

 

            
 

Video by Armando Garcia  includes film clips from “Terminator” and “Independence Day”; Music composed by Ennio Morricone

No Words

There are no words to describe war’s horror,
Words don’t exist for terror, just screeched screams.
I pray we’ll reflect clearer mirrors of love’s joy
As our prayers rise skies with God’s holy beams.

Our words can vanish into storm-torn war,
Let’s reach God’s warmth so tyrants can’t destroy.
As our payers rise skies with God’s holy beams.
I pray we’ll reflect clearer mirrors of love’s joy

Dictionaries can flee and smash mirror’s glass,
Let prayers show concerns also gracious themes.
I pray we’ll reflect clearer mirrors of love’s joy
As our prayers rise skies with God’s holy beams.

Meter and rhyme can blast bombs out in space
Yet peace is the vision we can all employ.
As our prayers rise skies with God’s holy beams
I pray we’ll reflect clearer mirrors of love’s joy.

 

About  Ennio Morricone

 Ennio Morricone, (born November 10, 1928) is an Italian composer and conductor, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, in a career lasting over 50 years. His scores have been included in over 20 award-winning films as well as several symphonic and choral pieces. Morricone is most famous for his work in the Spaghetti Westerns directed by his friend Sergio Leone, including A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) but his career includes a wide range of composition genres making him one of the film world's most versatile artists. He is considered as one of the most influential film music composers of the 20th century.
(Wikipedia).
 

Mirrored Refrain*

The Mirrored Refrain is rhyming verse form constructed by Stephanie Repnyek. The poem is formed by three or more quatrains where two lines within the quatrain are the "mirrored refrain" or alternating refrain.

The rhyme scheme is as follows: xaBA, xbAB, xaBA, xbAB, etc..
x represents the only lines that do not rhyme within the poem. A and B represent the refrain (All Poetry).

 

 

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