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Ascend to Shakespearean Summer Sky

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Ascend to Shakespearean Summer Sky

Ascend to Shakespearean summer sky.

I loved Shakespeare as a girl
When a sonnet was like a melody
And I was not admitting
Impediments to true minds.

Our mark is fixed with the
Demise of one as the only force
Powerful enough to cast our
Corporal union null. 

And separation will be Doom each for the other.  
If I remain, the grief will raze me and my
Only consolation in not having to hurt you.
If it is I who die, I’ll be with the bluebirds.

©Kathryn McL. Collins
April 13, 2004

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  1. Date: 6/12/2012 4:53:00 AM
    And another impeccable piece, which i think is that when we are young its all so gorgeous and hopeful but later on in life its a fear of being left behind (Corporal union null.) great line... ty karen

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 10:15:00 AM
    So well conceived and rendered, with compelling language and imagery. The flow is uninterrupted and smooth. BRAVO! Love, Keith:)

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 3:56:00 PM
    love the profoundness here, kathryn, a classic write, and reading the comments, a truly sad one, power to you, your words are beautiful.

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 8:14:00 PM
    my odorcide was baby geese....when they go it is a wet sloppy mess.....and smelly!! lol

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 2:36:00 PM
    Yes! About PFT - I've asked Connie why PFT doesn't retain a poet's original layout. I do believe that there is more than a bit lost when all is done in block form. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:32:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 9:24:00 AM
    A true delight, Kathy! Compelling, and full of wonderful phrasing. Well done!! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 8:56:00 AM
    Kathryn, beautiful words you speak, Shakespeare is truly inspiring, enjoyed your last stanza, ... thank you for sharing your awesome poem this morning, always :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Kathy, it's the separation will be doom' that says it all , stay strong and keep writing..David

    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 5/27/2012 11:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope I can write until I die. I'm dragging out the old ones now. I think they're better even though many are sad. love, Kathy
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 8:36:00 AM
    WOW,ANOTHER POWERFUL & OUTSTANDING WRITE!!! KEEP THEM COMING!!!

    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 5/27/2012 11:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    One thing they say I am is strong, but I pretty much fell apart at the time. I was a lucky duck though - we were together 36 years (most of them happy to the max), just missed the 37th anniversary. All else is well and I'm thankful for it.
    THe DrUnKeN POeT Avatar Elliott Bowe THe DrUnKeN POeT
    Date: 5/27/2012 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so sorry to know this. May the lord rain his boon,mercy,comfort and love on you. I hope all is well...
    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 5/27/2012 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Elliott. Little did I know then that in October my husband would be diagnosed with cancer and then die the following September. I am bringing out some old ones - maybe premonitions. Maybe just too many deaths. love, Kathy