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Ashes and Flowers of White

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Ashes and Flowers of White

The ocean softly laps the boat
as I watch the setting sun.
I drop the flowers and watch them float,
relieved this day is done.

Ashes are scattered in the sea
followed by flowers of white.
I watch an eagle soaring free,
flying into the night.

Tears slip silently from my eyes
as the waves gently lap the boat.
I turn back home in darkening skies
while the flowers and ashes float.

Alone, I head the boat to shore.
My heart, bereft, forevermore.


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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 9:45:00 AM
    Wonderful sonnet. Congrats on the feature.

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 11:29:00 AM
    Congratulations, Francine for having your beautiful Sonnet featured this week. Your poem is filled with sadness...while you scatter ashes and flowers in that sea; your words express the loss of someone you loved so dearly. White flowers are a symbol of much sorrow you feel in remembering a lost love.Thank you for sharing it with us. Best wishes and hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:31:00 PM
    Francine, a nice and awesome win... Congratulations with your awesome #1. I love many of Andrea's favorite poems. always~ Good Night* PD

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Congrats Mistress on your win

    Oyewole Avatar Abdulhafeez Oyewole
    Date: 4/15/2013 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Though.. it's a mourn tone.
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Congratulation. A WOW well deserved. Terry xoxo

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 6:24:00 PM
    Oh I felt this. Loved every second., I want more. J

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 5:57:00 PM
    So very sad. I have never cast a loved one's ashes. I wonder if I could. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Beautifully sad poem which made me so emotional . I love this so much and I say, excellent write my dear Francine! Thank you so much for sharing and my big warm congratulations on your well-deserved grand win! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:44:00 AM
    many congratulations on your double win Francine, first as a fave and now this xx

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:57:00 AM
    One of my favs here Francine--great sonnet!

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 10:11:00 PM
    Many many congrats for this wonderful win Francine

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 3:06:00 PM
    Francine congrats on your win...David

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 2:27:00 PM
    This is so beautiful, Francine........(I place it higher!) :)

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:52:00 AM
    Francine, thank you for the nice and beautiful poem, many blessings with your wonderful win~ PD

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 11:25:00 AM
    So sad! My husband's father was also scattered on the waves... I hope mine are mixed into the earth of a promising flower bed where the minerals left may possibly nuture some thing beautiful to follow.

  1. Date: 7/20/2012 10:15:00 PM
    Oh my so so sad, such a beautiful write Francine you had me right beside you on the boat giving you big hugs xx

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 7:47:00 AM
    It is like watchng the scene unfold. So sad and tender!! Such a heartfelt poem. Congratulations, Francine!

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 6:18:00 PM
    francine, congratulations with your wonderful win -xox~pd

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 1:02:00 AM
    A poignant one with vivid imagery..congrats on the win, ! Jag

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 10:35:00 PM
    francine, this one is AWESOME. a big fave on this one from me. I just love this kind of poetry. Congrats.