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Paradise Lost

Though wide awake she dreams of yesterday
when in the grove they said their last goodbyes
and fought the tears and hopes that he could stay,
then shared a futile prayer that questioned why.

Now torn from mother's arms and lover's lips
the best of youth is sacrificed to war
in field and sea and sky where life is stripped
when it is love and peace that we implore.

The pages of his poems are all that's left
and yesterday seems ... oh so far away,
he picked an orange blossom that she kept
still sweet within the orchard its bouquet.

Like Eden is this lovely Paradise
and where he said her cheeks caught all the hues.
Like dew upon the orange in the night,
her tears dripped softly weaving through her rouge.

Then Paradise was blurred now all around -
his last words of "adieu" the only sound.

Craig Cornish, Posted July 19, 2014
This is the only 18 line sonnet form, a Heroic Sonnet

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  1. Date: 9/2/2014 11:34:00 PM
    Just 800 years n so much change Craig! Lol , I know u mean poems by that! Appreciate the humour!

  1. Date: 9/2/2014 8:22:00 AM
    Fabulous write Craig! Loved reading on e more. Big congrats! Love ur new avatar,, is it since u r writing ? A lil correction wid date of posting my friend!

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    Date: 9/2/2014 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL, That avatar was when I was only 300 years old, now I'm 1100!
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 10:29:00 PM
    Great to see this beautiful poem again, Craig. Many congratulations to you.

  1. Date: 9/1/2014 5:15:00 AM
    Quite moving and touchy write, Craig. congrats

  1. Date: 9/1/2014 1:40:00 AM
    Nicely done Craig. congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/31/2014 8:29:00 PM
    This poem is so touching. I am moved deeply. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:11:00 PM
    Congratulations, Craig... :) Linda

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 1:23:00 PM
    In just 18 lines, you told the most romantic love story, with all the melancholy, tears, and gentle softness of the orange blossoms, lingering with the scent of farewell!! So pretty, so perfectly!!

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 8:32:00 AM
    Congrats Craig, both on the form used as well on the take you chose for this theme. The picture has been very inspiring and you did not fail to make the best of it. Well done! // paul

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:55:00 AM
    dropping back with my congratulations Craig. hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on this top win! I love the fact that you included the horror of war in it ....

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:54:00 AM
    Heroic indeed! Congratulations Craig.

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:23:00 AM
    Big congratulations to you Craig for your TOP win which is well-deserved. Warmest regards!

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 6:02:00 AM
    This truly is heroic! Congrats to you. BG

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 5:51:00 AM
    A beautifully written tragedy, dear Craig.. Congrats on a great win my friend!. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 5:10:00 AM
    Splendid write Craig ,, congrats on top win!

  1. Date: 7/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
    Dear Craig, Your poem took my breath away. What a beautiful description f this sad lady! The tears caught me in the last two lines. Sending winnning wishes your way. I responded to your comment on the blog, but if you are going to be on the west coast of Florida in the winter, perhaps I might drive over to meet you. Only if you have time, of course. Sorry I missed you in Nashua. You live in a beautiful state! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 11:41:00 PM
    Craig, I think you are very seasoned at writing interesting, well constructed sonnets.. This beauty certainly fits your mold!

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 10:35:00 PM
    oh, so it's a Heroic sonnet. Don't think I ever wrote one of those before. what a stunning example of one, Craig. Melancholy and lovely.

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 6:39:00 PM
    It's long between each time I read a sonnet. Glad I found this gem, you have a talent for it. Best of luck in the contest.