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The well is empty (arostic sonnet)

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Skyfyre
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0 posted 03-23-2000 12:29 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

This empty well, this void and vacant hole,
Holds nothing more of hoping or of strife,
Except the fading whispers of a soul
Which haunts the crypt with memories of life.
Enfeebled now the words, where once they sang
Like fledgeling hawks, defiant of the sky;
Launched bold into the blue, while heavens rang
In echoes of that wild, triumphant cry.
So dies the dream, in silence doubly loud --
Entombed before the shade could steal the breath --
Made prisoner 'til he who smooths the shroud
Puts forth his hand to grant the boon of death.
This well, where once the waters issued sweet,
Yearns only now for emptiness complete.



 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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1 posted 03-23-2000 12:45 PM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Sonnets are my favorite form of expression and this one is wonderful. How well you expressed your feelings. It was very lyrical and extremely well crafted. I loved it!
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Michael
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2 posted 03-23-2000 01:33 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Amazing piece, Kess.  Powerful and painful.  I don't know if emptiness ever could be completed - but I think you've come close with this one.


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3 posted 03-23-2000 03:29 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Have missed your postings...  but when you return, you do so in a blaze of glory.
Exceptional as always.
Danny Holloway
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4 posted 03-23-2000 03:31 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Well done I think.  Very nice rhyme also.
Your writing is always excellent!

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5 posted 03-23-2000 03:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So nice to see you again, Kess! A sonnet and an acrostic one as well!! This is excellently done, as always!  

Denise
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Kess...this is an excellent piece  
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7 posted 03-23-2000 10:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Very good work here, Skyfyre. I enjoyed it.

Elizabeth

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-The Crucible

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8 posted 03-23-2000 11:16 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

You have always found the way to my soul Kess. . . this is no exception. . . I think that you are indeed writing the best in your life. . . and we are indeed lucky to be the receivers of your soul.

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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9 posted 01-14-2002 10:46 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

yes, an empty well....Oh God, this speaks to me.

Kathleen--(Kay)
A true friend does not love you for who you are, but in spite of who you are." -- Caroline Tran

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