We hold each other Infinite
treading along this mystic path,
guided by hawks in graceful flight,
each step we take their calls forebode.
In weariness of Soul’s dark night
we hold each other Infinite,
lifting each other from stumbles,
in blessed cadence of life-dance.
At rest we meet in Otherworlds,
of higher realms, of sacred dreams.
We hold each other Infinite,
heart within heart by Divine creed.
His Spirit powers my white sword,
my Oath shields his tender gold heart,
this is our Journey of lifetimes,
We hold each other Infinite.
(This is dedicated to my dearest friend, David, for his birthday. )
Poetic Form: A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme.