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At Rest

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At Rest

You reached and tears burned your chilled cheeks
and like the sleet on windows streak
until they fall from chin to breast
will burn again like fire's lick;
like pain of rose's thorns that prick
the flame of love's eternal quest.
Where does the fire end at last
and at its best left unsurpassed ?
Exhausted souls lie calm - at rest.


Craig Cornish June 14, 2014
For Nette Onclaud's Light a Flame
Nove Otto form

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  1. Date: 6/22/2014 1:04:00 PM
    Fine win and truly great write my friend!!!!

  1. Date: 6/21/2014 6:29:00 PM
    yours was so utterly wonderful. I think only one other one on the list moved me as much as this one. Congrats on your superb writing.

  1. Date: 6/21/2014 8:40:00 AM
    Hi Craig, a belated congratulations/apology for not reading your wonderfully written poem before I had to go off on a trip. I have read it now and certainly see how it placed on the winner's list. I'm back in town and will return to my specific comments relating to your winning poems for future contest. Again, sorry I couldn't respond sooner. But what a great work you have accomplished!

  1. Date: 6/20/2014 6:30:00 PM
    I really enjoy reading your work, Craig; this one is no exception. Just beautiful. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 6/20/2014 3:18:00 PM
    flames turning to ashes expressed in a diction sullen and beautiful, craig.. the last two lines marks this piece filled with symbolisms.. cheers for the fine win in my challenge.. huggs

  1. Date: 6/20/2014 3:14:00 PM
    very strong well penned peom as ever Craig. hugs Jan x

  1. Date: 6/20/2014 1:16:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win Craig, with this fantastic write..hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 6/20/2014 12:12:00 PM
    very nice line- the flame of love's eternal quest- congrats on your fine win. Mohan

  1. Date: 6/17/2014 5:35:00 PM
    An excellent poem for the contest. Thanks for sharing ... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/17/2014 3:36:00 PM
    wow, you did fantastic with this form. Makes mine look so mundane. Glad that Frank was your favorite singer!!

  1. Date: 6/17/2014 10:58:00 AM
    Dear Craig, You know, I actually do feel pain physically when I cry. I hope that when we find eternal rest, the pain ends and we are at peace. Enjoyed your poem and wish you well in the contest. (I made the change in my poem. Thanks for the notice. I hadn't been on the computer since last night.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 8:31:00 PM
    You lit a flame with this..wonderful piece. BG

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 3:03:00 PM
    Craig.. You Master you!!

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 2:12:00 PM
    this is a strong poem indeed, well done