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Walk Softly

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Walk Softly

Walk softly across this eternal bed
Where we plant seeds of grief in the ground.
Like roots, let tangled memories spread.
 
Bring bundles of rosebuds, white and red
To bloom brightly like flowering crowns.
Walk softly across this eternal bed.
 
This is where heaven and earth are unwed,
Souls released while bodies are bound.
Like roots, let tangled memories spread.
 
Silence weaves sadness with fragile thread;  
Unspoken words haunt without sound.
Walk softly across this eternal bed.
 
The cold ground is lush where tears are shed,
Falling freely to water or drown. 
Like roots, let tangled memories spread. 

Lacking direction, lost spirits tread
Where echoes of feelings resound.
Walk softly across this eternal bed.
Like roots, let tangled memories spread.

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  1. Date: 3/1/2013 5:03:00 PM
    I've never seen the form, but this is awesome, Heather. You continue to impress me.

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 11:59:00 PM
    A moving poem and inspiring use of the villanelle form.

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 6:18:00 PM
    This is a form I haven't seen previously but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:43:00 AM
    Perfect crafting of this form. I love vilanelles. Great job, Heather

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:55:00 PM
    This one has such a "feeling" that it invokes. Can't quite put a name to it. Not exactly nostalgia, but also it's a little sad. Villanelles lend themselves so well to this kind of poetry. You chose the form well.