The Volta in a poem is like the denouement in a story, it means “turn” it is where the story turns or poem turns. It’s that single event that changes everything. The finding of the hundred dollars on the ground to pay the rent while he was about to sell his valuable baseball card. It was the proposal of marriage when she was about to pack up and leave for Europe.
I will try my hand at a Volta in this sonnet with the know word of the day of the day Lotus the spiritual flower that emerges from murky water and is associated with rebirth. It can therefore be used as a Volta in bad situation for the rebirth to something good.
She had been looking through the life jungle
to self, to love, and clear her mind fungal.
Everyday waking up focusing on help
strengthening her muscles to honor god.
Eating fruits, greens, drinking water, and kelp,
organic, no GMO, for her bod.
Letting her spirit turn web into silk
wanting her love speech, heart as pure as milk.
Walking and talking, whispering in trees
friends and family hearing advises
traveling to clear springs cleansing the bees
of negativity from soul and vices.
And now she rises high and floats healed
with roots in the earth and heart to the sky.
So there you have it a little turn at the end of finding a happy place somewhere between the earth and the sky. Try your hand at a sonnet with a volta. Remember your rhyme schemes at the end. You want to hold to a loose pattern but they don’t have to be exact. Count your syllables as well. Again it does not have to be exact if you don’t want to.
Check Jennifer Vensel’s Poetry Travels on amazon for more travel poetry
Click Travel Poetry for the link Travel Poetry to the book and enjoy. Also keep writing in journals or on your tablets or phone. A good old journal will do. Slainte!