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A Gentle Death

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A Gentle Death

Avenge me not, for death has been a friend
and anger ill befits love's gentle wine.
All lovers true or not, must part, ascend:
rise, or fall, as life's trials their paths assign.

Still as bone, white as winter's snow my skin
by candle light, one can almost see inside.
My hair a gossamer halo, so thin, 
my eyes, my blue eyes, still contain the tide.

I am your fair Persephone, your wife, bride,
and soon I will return to you Hades
to rise born on cherry blossom tides;
when in the earth, I can no longer bide.

Bless gentle Thanatos for his death sublime
and Hypnos, as in sleep, I do recline.


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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 1:49:00 PM
    Rated 7 with respect for this good sonnet in this classical form with a moving content. Dutch Greetings Elly

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 1:20:00 PM
    This was gorgeous, full of emotion and old world charm.

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 6:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in "Contest 173" Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 12:15:00 AM
    O' Debbie! Well deserved win!!! This is a fav!!! I adore this...this is how I would aspire to write :) Congratulations! love ya debby

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 12:44:00 PM
    A cut and paste apology for a cogratulations message but congrats. Am on holiday with limited access xx

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 4:24:00 PM
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Deb. Enchanting piece that returns us to the time of the Gods. Beautifully written.....a work of art! Going into my fav's. Mahalo

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 9:59:00 AM
    pretty good

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 7:41:00 AM
    This is a beauty! congrats. BG

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 6:23:00 AM
    Hand picked beauty from our queen of sonnets loved it congrats, hugs vie

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 5:55:00 AM
    Wow! That is awesome! Love it, love it! -Caleb

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 5:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first. A beautiful sonnet.

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 2:50:00 PM
    Well deserved first place Debbie

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 11:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your beautiful win.

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Debbie - What a beautiful sonnet by which to cross the river Styx. Wow. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 11:27:00 PM
    Looks as if you've put quite a bit of work in here Debbie." However maybe a happier one next time..? i need a bit of cheer here..) anyway i think its a good write i liked,, to rise born on cherry blossom tides; yours Joe..)

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Okay--will try the Spensarian fed off the picture--Sure I'm not the only one that saw the skull which was certainly not incidental by the artist.....hmmm got to throw that into the sonnet somehow

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 11:23:00 AM
    My fairest queen, another masterpiece and you've inspired me to try something other than English sonnets--but you've set the bar so high.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 2:09:00 PM
    Beautiful sonnet Debbi, one I can treasure in my faves. Love how you chose these characters to live in your verse as they sure add to the drama. Luv, Lizabeth

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 7:57:00 PM
    awesome~PD

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 1:29:00 AM
    This takes me back to when I had to read what I that was boring poetry in high school only to find that those words would later become the basis for MY writing. Very well done. Rockman :-)

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