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Dear John

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Dear John

Grief in the dark of the shuttered house
Huddled on this desolate shore
A letter is held slackly spent
Bearing the ravaged face of all farewells
Huddled on this desolate shore
An empty heart so dusty at his feet
Bearing the ravaged face of all farewells
Secrets hovering like lonely birds
An empty heart so dusty at his feet
Timeless heartache lives again
Secrets hovering like lonely birds
A letter is held held slackly spent
Timeless heartache lives again
Once buried deep, a grave exhumed
A letter is held slackly spent
Adagio drones of old music scores
Once buried deep, a grave exhumed
Against an empty picture frame
Adagio drones of old music scores
Grief in the dark of the shuttered house...




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Written for Catie's Pantoum contest

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  1. Date: 5/10/2010 11:12:00 PM
    Great work and good luck. These forms are tough but you managed it well. Thanks for your comments . Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 9:46:00 AM
    Exceptional write, Carrie. Is always a pleasure to visit your poetry. Good luck with this awesome Pantoum. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/6/2010 10:00:00 PM
    VERY beautifully written, Carrie. I think this is ab awesome topic too. I asked Catie about separating the stanzas and she didn't say anything to me about it. If you go strictly by her guidelines, she says to follow the form as described at Soup, but Soup is showing the pantoum as all one stanza. I don't want to do mine that way. I think both ways are good. What do you think? Luv,andrea