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FAREWELL, an Italian sonnet

Your hand in mine, preparing for goodbye,
our eyes are glued upon the other's face.
No need for words just yet, we span the space
that separates two souls when death is nigh. 
One final kiss upon your cheek, I sigh,
"You go on up ahead to heaven's place
 and I will join you shortly by God's grace."
That said, with nod he waves as I sit by. 

Weeks later I retreat to quiet grief. 
Is that a seagull's welcome cry I hear, 
lamenting hum of foghorn's innate drone?
Our fav'rite lighthouse where I seek relief -
I've come to scatter ashes from its pier.
to sound a hymn for you, for me alone.

written 01/19/2012
Francine Roberts' contest, 4 Forms, 4 Themes
1st place

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  1. Date: 3/27/2014 11:38:00 AM
    Reason, Congratulations, on your own favorite poem. Stay Xool *xox* Forever LINDA

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 11:26:00 AM
    Such a lovely sonnet! You should be very proud, Francine is one of the tough sponsors and she gave you a first place. Congratulations on your win in Dr Ram's contest, Reason! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 8:32:00 PM
    A great win twice over. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:19:00 AM
    was a pleasure to read your best and favorite poem. Congrats on the win, reason

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 1:17:00 PM
    A tender and beautiful write Reason. A well deserved win in Francine's contest. Congrats! Lay

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 6:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning entry. Good job. Best regards, Jon

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 12:14:00 AM
    Beautiful poem.Congrats Reason on your 1st place win!

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Wow, Francine brought out such beautiful and touching words from so many. Reason, a wonderful congratulations for you first place win, Greg

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 6:21:00 PM
    wow, one of the better sonnets I have read on Soup. Excellent meter, rhyme, imagery and message. It has it all. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 8:40:00 AM
    congrats Reason on a brilliant first place win luv..

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 6:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in Francine's ""4 forms 4 themes" contest Reason. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 1:43:00 AM
    Reason, congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 10:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your writing and your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 10:08:00 PM
    Congrats this really awesome sonnet..beautiful Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 9:09:00 PM
    congrats on your first place win with this Italian Sonnet, great job