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Memorial Verses of Desire

~*~

“…When Byron’s eyes were shut in death
we bow’d our head and held our breath
He taught us little; but our soul
Had felt him like the thunder’s roll.”

Mathew Arnold, 1850

~*~

And I perhaps in little verse
Would spend my life in full rehearse
To come around, then come again
To leave a sense of where, and when.

Would I so live memorial?
Better still to live before funeral
Flowers would grace my grave
To spend more than that to save,

To spend words of valued trust
And let not this good pen rust;
Perhaps I am not a sage grown white
But by Truth I shall pen some light

For I would take the darkest chill
Thus lend to life a sunbeam’s thrill,
To fill one’s soul with purest beam,
To give one cause to hold a dream.

For I read Arnold’s penned poem,
Prayed to the poets bon homme
As it struck me while night did fall
That I might write, beyond the pall.


~*~

©Karilea Rilling Jungel
25 June 2002


© Copyright 2009 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-24-2009 10:40 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Karilea,

This is one of those poems that I read with a longing to write this well.  It is beautiful and really makes me think.

Thank you, dear one.
Alison
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Karilea, my dear friend, you have always been a beam of light for me. When I had a lot of doubt, you were always there encouraging me to not give up. To keep reaching for those dreams. You have encouraged me in so many things. Thank you!
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3 posted 05-25-2009 05:15 PM       View Profile for kindredspirit   Email kindredspirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kindredspirit

your rhyming is absolutely perfect, and the emotions this poem awoke in me will definitely bring me back to read again and again.
i feel inspired.
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4 posted 05-25-2009 06:11 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo dear Sunshine,

Mathew Arnold was correct, Byron's work is wonderful.  His simple poem "She Walks In Beauty" is my favorite poem of all time.

Nice work on this.

Love Bobby
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As it struck me while night did fall
That I might write, beyond the pall.

Before, within and beyond ... you will write

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I've been waiting to read one of your poems! ~ Excellent


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7 posted 05-27-2009 02:23 PM       View Profile for Chalmette Guy   Email Chalmette Guy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chalmette Guy

This is poetry in every way, Sunshine.

Beautiful and amazing.
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Masterful writing my friend.
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nicely done fellow Kansan.
Enjoyed much.
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You always write in ways that make my brain go to work. That can be a good or bad thing, but it's not smoking this time so I think that's a good sign.

Enjoyed this write.
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It is almost two hundred years since the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' lord wrote and breathed his last yet still he mesmerises us.
I enjoyed your poem and will look for more.
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12 posted 06-08-2009 08:56 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Momma K, tis always worth my time to seek you out, no matter how far I must go to find you....

I soooo miss reading you, and well yeah yanno....

miss you

love, yer bratty one  
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Dear Karilea that is a beautiful poem,

a pleasure to read. write some more like that one please. love

Lindsay
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14 posted 06-10-2009 08:48 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Absolutely lovely. *S* You breathe poetry... but your words will live beyond breath.
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