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Long Goodbyes

Voices choral, chimes of clay ring out
oh so merrily to a wintry sky
And earthen sounds once silent, still, now shout
in harmony and majesty, they cry. 

A brightness sheers the air as metal sounds,
long cylinders of brass clink in the breeze
like childish laughter each fresh note abounds
a thankful note the past year to appease.

In churches, mosques and temples they sing
as clappers sound the tone around their rims
forged of metal, or blown in glass, they ring
resounding as the hours of this year dim.
Rejoice, rejoice a New Year has begun
Goodbye they toll and sing here comes the sun.

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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 5:56:00 PM

    Love, love, love! You have a precision at grasping such vivid imagery. Not that you don't already know it, but great read!

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 8:09:00 AM

    I liked the ending so much! It felt somewhat warm. Thank you, Sami.

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:56:00 AM

    Congratulations on your super placement in Harry's "Goodbye" contest Debbie. I am sorry it is late. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 5:16:00 PM

    Wonderful poem! Conratulations on your win! Terry

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:41:00 PM

    what a marvelous approach to this theme of goodbye. Congratulations, Debs.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 6:40:00 AM

    Congratulations on the top win!! Jag

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:44:00 AM

    I knew this wonderful sonnet would be at the top Deb!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:10:00 AM

    Congratulations on a wonderful winning sonnet Debbie xx

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:20:00 PM

    Congrats Debbie on your winning in this contest this is really a unique and beautiful sonnet :D-Hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 9:23:00 PM

    DG, congratulations ;-) In Harry's "goodbye" contest.. Good night~ PD

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 7:02:00 PM

    congrats on a great win ....

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 5:42:00 PM

    I felt like it was New Years eve already....congrats .....Seren

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 4:38:00 PM

    congrats on your second place in my goodbye sonnet contest, Debbie....

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 4:05:00 PM

    Debbie you have crafted an terrific end of another year with great sentiment and flair.Love it Anne

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 10:31:00 AM

    This is mastery of sounds and feel and visions. A sonnet that has a free feel to it and definitely engenders the ambiance of the holidays---love this! Mail----

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 8:56:00 AM

    nicely penned wishes in the contest...thanks for stopping by...

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 8:46:00 AM

    Bells are beautiful and a lot of fun. You captured it so well. Thanks.

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:23:00 PM

    The years flow by regardless. excellent work! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:22:00 PM

    What a sonnet , superb. xx

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 12:27:00 PM

    Dear Light and LOVE, Deborah, I enjoyed this the second time around LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry Soup Mail Call

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 12:02:00 PM

    love this sonnet, Debs - and New Year will soon be here. Congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:38:00 AM

    Dear Light and LOVE, Deborah, the end of another year approaches YOU have said good-bye well in this superb Sonnet Congratulations, if this is for a contest I'm sure YOUR a Winner Thank-YOU for YOUR many Gracious Comments LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...HG

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 10:45:00 AM

    Hard to believe another year end is quickly approaching. I enjoyed your Sonnet, you have put me in the holiday mood.

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 9:32:00 AM

    A wonderful thought on the topic of goodbye, thnx for the comments!! Jag

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:21:00 AM

    morning Debbie - Thanks for the thoughtful comments today. Glad I was on the Soup to get them. I'm going to my grandson's soccer game - happy days! I love that. I saw that you went down to Brooklyn to see that fellow poet whose name escapes me now after Sandy. You are a good woman to brave the rubble. I sent him a check. Any word on how he's doing? love, Kathy

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 7:32:00 AM

    Ahhhhh We chime in time.... lol very good my dear Debbie... hugs n luv Michael

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 11:16:00 PM

    A lovely tribute to all the different ways in which people celebrate the end of the old and ringing in the new. Thank you for visiting my senryu and the comment. I'm feeling a bit better now, but it will take time to be my old self again. Blessings. Love, Su

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 8:40:00 PM

    beautiful sonnet Debbie, if for a contest, best of luck. on your last comment to me you said soup mail, but I haven't received any

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:41:00 PM

    ...and I don't know that you know that I know what Im talking about!! LOL!! : )

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 5:22:00 PM

    Reads like a winner..Won't be long before another New Year..Great and timely topic chosen for your entry..Thanks for stopping by my blog ...Eat healthy, eat slowly, get plenty of rest and live a long healthy life?...Sara