Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 Points (25 July 1956)

Hope (A Rondeau) * - Poem by Diane Hine

This airy cage is foliage lined.
Its supple bars are intertwined.
The women show me where to tread.
I pluck and spin a cotton thread.
My woven home is hardwood spined.

The roots have poison deep confined.
We boil and dry before we grind.
I chew the bread but hope has fled
this airy cage.

The long flute's low hum numbs my mind.
A line of dancers slowly wind.
Their skins are painted black and red.
A shaman waves a shrunken head.
I think my love will never find
this airy cage.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poems in this series are marked with an *
Edelweiss Petty and Hope make a Seaside Discovery
Captain Bryce in Tasmania
A Letter to England
Edelweiss finds L. In the Amazon
Hope (a rondeau)
Sestina: Captain Bryce in the Amazon
Lucretius and the Anteater
Hope and Edelweiss

Comments about Hope (A Rondeau) * by Diane Hine

  • (1/28/2013 5:08:00 AM)


    Hope (A Rondeau) , the verse based on two rhyme sounds and consisting of three stanzas is written magnificently and captures the heart as is yours always.Thanks for the wonderful series of poems. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/24/2013 1:16:00 AM)


    I think Bryce is becoming a great disappointment. His wife, who has gone amazonian native and obviously being seduced by lines of dancers with long flutes, must be thinking the same.Or perhaps not. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/20/2013 5:00:00 AM)


    Lets hope Hope gets out of her airy cage and is rescued by her love - the great story continues. Very well written as always, with excellent rhyme scheme. (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2013 2:01:00 AM)


    Yet another fine poem from you as a follow up write. A place of beauty is also a joy for ever Diane.. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (1/18/2013 4:15:00 AM)


    It has original feeling, unique... Nice write Diane! lets brew hope in a cup of life_Soul (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 8, 2014


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