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Widow's Walk

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Widow's Walk


My Captain! Oh, my Captain! Captain, mine!
The sea, that wretched tempest rolled you deep!
She kept you from me squandering the time!
How long before you're free this vixen's keep?

Each day, in vain, I walk the roof top watch,
While searching the horizon for your sail.
At night, by lantern light, I touch each notch,
Where last you carved our names within the rail.

By candle light I read your letter sent,
About the journey's quest and your return.
How travasties and sickness unrelent...
But, still, your love eternal for me burns.

Tonight, upon the widow's walk I stand...
The moon reveals your footprints, in the sand.

~by deborah burch©
4/21/2012

English/Shakespearian Sonnet

For "Debbie and Cyndi's Sonneteer's" contest

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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 8:02:00 AM
    Definetly one worth working on a wee bit more pull this one out & we will. Light & Love [this message will be repeated to save US time ;)] YUP you are a sonneteer born! L & L must go to gym BBS

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 6:10:00 PM
    debby i think you are my favourite poet so far !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/6/2012 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am deeply honoured Cyprian!!! And you get Kudos for being the Only one who spells my name CORRECTLY!!!! LOL!!! Big Hugs!!! love deb
  1. Date: 5/4/2012 5:14:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your win in the "Sonneteers" contest Deborah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 9:39:00 PM
    Are you a long time Sonneteer or are you new to writing sonnets? You really have a gift with this form, if this is newer territory to you! We so enjoyed the glossy romance of this piece, the pensive mood and the language. Congratulations! Cyndi

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/27/2012 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cyndi! :) Thank you sooo much! No forms as a whole actually are new...lol. Sonnets are new and this piece I did especially for your contest in leu of the other one you loved ;) It just comes to me....Thank you so much for this encouragement! And the win! love,deb
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 5:11:00 PM
    Congrats Deb on your winning sonnet well done hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 8:30:00 AM
    congrats on your win Deb

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 8:18:00 AM
    Debbie, You've transported me to Portsmouth and Gloucester. What a life it must have been, and still is (Perfect Storm). Love the way you close with that final couplet.

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 8:08:00 AM
    Ahoy captain Deb, congrats on your win,,David

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 7:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Deborah! This was very lovely ...Samia

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 9:24:00 PM
    Deb I love this type of poem and find this one great and I love the part (free this vixen's keep) A great job well done. Hey Deb I've got a new one for ya. One of those upbeat ones, don't judge it by it's title. It is called lonlieness.

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 7:57:00 AM
    excellent sonnet Deborah, such praise from the queen also, this is an awesome entry into her contest. harry

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 7:01:00 AM
    A lovely write as always... I loved your soupmail!!! all my favs in your picnic basket... How about Deborah The Party Girl??? lol... Arild and Dave would love to read what your bringing to he bbq... much love and hugs to you.. Michael

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 5:17:00 AM
    This touched my heart and soul dear Deborah :)

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/22/2012 5:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you sweet Charma! :) love,deb
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 7:03:00 PM
    I feel very touched by this sonnet, great job. Best of luck in the contest.

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/21/2012 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ahhhh, thank you Joann... :) big hugs,love deb
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 6:20:00 PM
    Hi Deb..Cyn & I have spoken you may enter either sonnet but please label on the bottom English/ Shakespearian Sonnet..I do like this one better of the two. Light & Love [hurry on 2 spots left]

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/21/2012 8:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ok...thank you... love, deb
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 6:04:00 PM
    Woow wery good Deb. - well done. Thank you for visit my poem. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/21/2012 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol...thanks sweet Anne Lise!! Big huggs,love deb