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Death be not Black [for a friend]

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Death Be Not Black

                      Nay, shall I not look 'pon
                      Death as black, black as this silk
                      
                      laid over thy looking glass,
                      nor black as the pillow
                      'neath your head
                      stark against this white
                      of thee's last bed

                      but reflect 'pon thy crimson rose
                      lying there

                      Nay, this demise be but
                      sweet release, my love,
                      as thy flight t'ward
                      that next life shall be thy
                      sweeter reward
                      than thou hast here
                      in this day's long shadows

                      but faint scent of thy crushed crimson rose
                      shall linger on

                      and only white shall greet
                      thy sight as thou wing
                      on t'ward heaven


~*~

Repost, slightly revised
© Copyright 2004 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 03-23-2004 05:02 PM       View Profile for DavePage   Email DavePage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DavePage

Life

Spring like a rose

To grow again

Dave

I always asked to buried at sea

There are places I have never seen
Sadelite
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2 posted 03-23-2004 05:21 PM       View Profile for Sadelite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sadelite

Very touching.  I'm feel sure this will be very special to your friend.  It is absolutely beautiful and heartfelt.
                Sadie
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3 posted 03-24-2004 01:39 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Karilea, this reaches out beyond the pages of blue.  
passing shadows
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4 posted 03-24-2004 02:08 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

a beautiful insight
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and the language puts a certain timelessness to it....very nice!
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Karilea, what a touching and beautiful write.

Maree

Beauty of the world which is soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter and one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
(by Virginia Woolf)

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K this poem reads a little like Shakespeare....very well crafted.....

Thank you..

Goldenrose.

''Each soul is potentialy divine..the goal is to manifest that divinity''

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There is a beautiful patina to the pictures you paint.  This almost seems as tho' it might have been written centuries ago.  Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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9 posted 03-24-2004 01:57 PM       View Profile for MGROVES   Email MGROVES   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MGROVES

the beauty of a rose last a short time
while the essence of it's fragrance keeps the memory lingering on a lifetime so that beauty never really dies. life is to short, we need to slow down take time, so we too leave good memories behind  doesnt have to be only black or white. memories come in many colors lol

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this is so needed for all to see, beautifully written and believed...you've got my vote!  many thanks for sharing.
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11 posted 02-23-2016 01:28 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank goodness for archives. I send this poem, by snail mail, into the breach of pain over loss; may it lessen the ache.
 
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