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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
POETRY JAM - GRAVEYARDS
“Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.” - J.M. Barrie Poetry Jam for the latest challenge directs: “This week, write a poem about a graveyard…” In addition, there is added condition that the poem must be 28 lines or less. Here is my offering: Spring Funeral Spring deep in earth awakens sodden seeds Making more acute my pressing needs; The rain that gently falls will wash me clean No more will I my painful memories glean. I loved you such a long time ago And yet I chose dreams to forego. The greenwood leaves unfurl and open fresh The breeze still cool, tempers my burning flesh; Desires, passions, loves I bury deep in earth Path chosen, heart dies, mind more is worth. I loved you such a long time ago But now allegro turns to largo. As flowers fresh are laid by a new dug grave Your thin disguised betrayal I forgave; The falling night will usher in the stars Silence – except for mournful cries of nightjars. I loved you such a long time ago Now where to turn? To whom to go?
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