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Death's Courting - Constanza

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Death's Courting - Constanza

Though I have no wish to die now
for this moment I feel much joy
ah death it courts me being coy

A time may come I know not how
yes endings have a fatal lure
and death like life can be demure

when sorrow rings my ashen brow 
and springtime's warmth I can't retain
for flesh, but clay it does constrain

until that day I'll rail and howl
I'll paint the pictures in my mind
and stare at holy lights that blind

for life is precious, this I know
now leave sweet death, and let me sleep
today is not the day you'll reap

Though I have no wish to die now,
a time may come I know not how,
when sorrow rings my ashen brow, 
until that day I'll rail and howl,
for life is precious, this I vow.


Copyright © Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 6/25/2014 9:59:00 PM
    Wow! What an amazing write. I really enjoyed this one. Have a good day and God bless!

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 6:48:00 AM
    Again I'm reading this.. Congrats Debbie on your fine win with this nice poem! hugs

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 11:22:00 PM

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:41:00 PM
    I remember how much I liked this one. BIG congrats on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Hi Debbie: Since I am ancient, I love poems of death and I especially loved yours. Especially the last stanza. "until that day I'll rail and howl". Kinda like Dylan Thomas' rage rage against the light".

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 2/6/2014 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yup a fav of mine - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! ;)
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 5:03:00 PM
    Wow this truly beautiful write i give it a seven for heavens sake for it is that good. cheri BRAVO LADY

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 10:22:00 PM
    Debs, this is REALLY good. Soupmail. I have two for you now.

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 8:05:00 AM
    And just like that you sent death away ;) Beautiful Constanza Debbie!

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 11:05:00 PM
    Debbie, yesterday I came here and read this poem.. I kept looking at it for a long time. Sometimes I wish I had the ability to communicate without writing, becoz words don't always do justice to how I've felt about a poem. I loved here how you perceived death( some say that's the only truth of Life), and how you know to 'live'.. Yes, we move ahead on our journey and prepare ourselves to embrace that ultimate truth!

    phookan Avatar gautami phookan
    Date: 1/28/2014 11:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ... and now, I wanna leave on a happy note :) Winning wishes and smiles and huggs from me to you...!!!
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 10:56:00 AM
    'Rail and howl?' You got THAT right cher...How bout railing and howling at me for awhile? I need to be straightened out, I've been a BAD boy lately. You can come down by rail and we'll howl at the moon if you like...Good stuff Deb! - Tim

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 1/28/2014 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hmmmmmmmm train! I like train, summer has good rates too
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 2:08:00 PM
    Smooth and deep... wonderful. I'm sure he'll love it! I live the eye-rhyme! holy lights that blind, my favourite.

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 10:16:00 AM
    how haunting is this, debs... SOUP MAIL FOR MY 2ND DRAFT!,,:)

  1. Date: 1/26/2014 4:14:00 PM
    Wow...this is amazing! The last stanza most tantalizing! CORRECTED MY POEM!

  1. Date: 1/26/2014 12:33:00 PM
    The time will come when all our names are called but I'm delighted you intend to enjoy every moment until that time comes. A job well done.

  1. Date: 1/26/2014 12:28:00 PM
    Posted! End words dropped on some lines down! I use android! Just pull them up!

  1. Date: 1/25/2014 11:02:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/25/2014 8:49:00 PM
    Loved it all the way. A fantastic poem, thanks for showing us how. "today is not the day you'll reap", just fantastic.

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 3:30:00 PM
    What a great poem. Its nice reading your piece once again. Keep on writing please.

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 11:40:00 AM
    soup mail...

  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:07:00 PM
    Yes my dear life is precious, and you said it well with this constanza, I took a humorous approach to mine, as for the contest dear one, I will pass, I left you a note on blog, I'm not confident, in joining in, thanks for including me, love & hugs Vie x