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Below is the poem entitled Resignation which was written by poet Keith Bickerstaffe. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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She gathers roses
with the grace of one
who challenged grief and won. 
In waning light, 
with lanterns lit and fire ablaze 
she settles to her solitude 
as the darkening warm evening 
wraps her in its arms and leaves 
her to her dreams, 
dreams of love and faith 
that will sustain her now he's gone, 
but not forgotten.

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  1. Date: 7/9/2012 1:51:00 AM
    Beautiful, and the first stanza is magnificent. Such deep emotion expressed so concisely. Annie x

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 12:07:00 PM
    Resignation, acceptance - such a sad yet hopeful state of mind. Great job! love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 1:58:00 AM
    oh my, keith!.. you set the tone and mood of this poetry with such flair despite the sullen theme... one of my favs!.. i really dig thisi!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 8:54:00 PM
    I love this, Keith. It's so great you have come to SOUP! Now I am wondering something. I always thought blank verse meant iambic pentameter that was unrhymed. I noticed this started out with iambic beat, but there are not five stressed syllables per line. maybe the lines in blank verse can be divided into smaller ones? Anyway, regardless of its form, this poem rocks.

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 6:35:00 PM
    Love this Keith makes me emotional....

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 6:25:00 PM
    This write is so wonderfully penned! I am amazed at the talent you bestow Kieth! I really enjoy your poetry! Very nicely done! Great Work!!