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From Darkness to Light: I resolve in a strange and unusual way - an anapestic tetrameter poem about resolution
Posted by Douglas, Jan 3, 2010. 1578 views. ID = 3076

From Darkness to Light

Posted by Douglas, Jan 3, 2010. 1578 views. ID = 3076
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Well, when I created the writing prompt, this was not what I had in mind. But I followed the rules of the prompt! :)

If this doesn't make sense to you, just google the last two words of the poem.
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I resolve in a strange and unusual way:
From the darkness to light and from nighttime to day.
From despair and despondence to happiest cheer,
I bring such a brightness to each listener's ear.
And in case you don't know, or if you've never heard,
I'm a classic device called a Picardy Third.

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Douglas
Jan 3, 2010
An example of a picardy third can be found in the Christmas carol "Lulay Thou Little Tiny Child"...it is a dreadfully mournful carol in a minor key, but the very last chord of the song suddenly switches to major, giving it a brighter, more cheerful sounding end.
   ~Posted by Douglas, Jan 3, 2010

Laura
Jan 3, 2010
Thanks for the explanation... I had no clue what that was, but I like that song so I kinda know what you're talking about now ;-) I think I actually played that on the recorder once, or something...
   ~Posted by Laura, Jan 3, 2010



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