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To Have Never Loved (My first attempt at a sonnet...at least I think it's a sonnet)

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hoot_owl_rn
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To Have Never Loved

‘Tis better to have loved and lost they say
Than never to have known true love at all
But I, who’ve watched love quickly slip away
Would rather not have taken that cruel fall
Over many a lost love have tears I cried
But those be mild and oh so few
Compared to when, my love, you died
Taking my heart to the grave with you
So now, I live buried inside my pain
Memories of you forever on my mind
True love will never I feel again
My heart is gone, this shell is left behind
~And to the grave my voice will surely call
~‘Tis far better to have never loved at all



[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 09-08-99).]
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Dark Angel
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Wow,hoot, this is oh so very sad, yet so beautiful. I love it

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


hoot_owl_rn
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Dark Angel...thank you very much


Can anyone answer my question...Is this a sonnet???

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Lucie
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Hoot I love this.. I don't know anything about sonnets, but this is definately an awesome piece of work!!! Wonderful job!
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hauntingly beautiful..very touching indeed...


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very nice, don't know about sonnets either, but it is beautiful writing!
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Hoot, I am sorry to join the list in saying I don't know either. But I did like it! You wrote it beautifully...
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Beautiful, Hoot!
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you all for your nice comments....I really appreciate them


Still...anyone....is this or is it not a sonnet??? Please!!!

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Nan
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Hey, Hoot - Here I am..... just busy gettin off to Washington DC - I expect to see you there....
This is a great poem - nice message.....
Your rhyme scheme is intact for a Shakespearean Sonnet - a-b-a-b/c-d-c-d/e-f-e-f/gg
You start out with your iambic pentameter intact and lose it a bit about halfway through - Just a nip here and a tuck there, and will be perfect......
Seymour Tabin
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Hoot,
I agree with Nan, but what you did was wonderful.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks Nan...need to increase my poetic knowledge a bit here. I appreciate the help

Seymore, thank you vey much

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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All I can say is ... amen. Been there, done that.

A very good piece of work.

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


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I am so glad Nan gave you a critique's approval.Naniess,if thou say its a sonnet,then a sonnet it shalt be...

I was just gonna say, sonnet or not, it was a beautiful piece anyway..(excuse my poetic illetracy..hehe)
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Oops double post..Sorry..My 'puter's gone nuts..!!!!!

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hoot_owl_rn
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Nochtdraco...Thank you, wish you wouldn't have had to been there done that though

Moonmoon...thank you kindly

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Very lovely, indeed Hoot! Very emotional and heart wrenching!

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