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Not Today

With bending stem and shriveled leaf
another day of scorching sun
becomes an ache without relief-

a day where growth has been undone.
As baking earth converts to tomb
with thirsting roots, no fruit, no bloom
the end, its arid course has run.

But gathered clouds reveal a sign
of hope that death may not today
lay claim upon this life divine.

A trembled reach, a feeble sway
while droplets small and shy at first
then dazzle down in drenching burst-
delightful flood renews life's play.


Saraband Sonnet~

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  1. Date: 9/13/2010 6:26:00 PM
    impressive Saraband Sonnet, Kris a deep play on natures course. Enjoyed this newly fresh Sonnet,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 11:25:00 PM
    well, I just climbed down the ladder of your poetry and yes, I have read every one of them. I KNOW you must have tons more, dear Kris. GET up one a day at least, can you? Pretty please? Thanks for commenting to so many of mine today. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 11:59:00 PM
    This sure is a new form of sonnet for me-- I am pretty much clueless when it comes to sonnets though but reading this was such a delight--loved the flow, meter & imagery :) Thanks for dropping by my poems Kris :) -- keep on writing your beautiful poems! -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:35:00 AM
    I love the images and the message not to mention the form as well.. Great write Kris *hugs*

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 9:00:00 AM
    I had not heard of the Saraband Sonnet until this posting. I looked it up on internet and find tercet, quatrain, tercet, quatrain and no particular meter, Right? Thanks for the introduction. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 8:51:00 PM
    I am glad to see a new sonneteer here. There are not too many of us. I just LOVE this Saraband sonnet. I bet you know many forms. And dont' worry. You will catch on in no time here. It took me less than a month to really get it down and I am REALLY bad with technology! SEe ya, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 10:16:00 AM
    An outstanding Sonnet Kris. It flows so beautifully, both in meter and in meaning. Also thanks for introducing me to a different sonnet form. I love writing sonnets (English sonnets usually), but I have a long way to go to reach the standard you display here. This is one for my favourites ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 10:05:00 AM
    Being thankful in all things and giving God the glory results in answered prayers...Great write...Enjoyed the testimony..Sara

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 6:57:00 PM
    Oh I love this write...we had one of those storms today and my plants were parched and shriveled!