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Circles of slumber

The amaryllis yawns in bed of white 
The fall of day paints shadows on the rose 
Each flower is a ward of solemn night 
Their gentle sleep upon which none impose 

Beyond the halls and down the drowsy stair 
Into the hallowed stillness of the lake 
Illuminating every pebble there 
The moon believes that no one is awake 

Yet bittern watches all with eyes of gold 
Alighted new in absence of the light 
And with his lusty call so clear and bold 
He breaks the quietude and then takes flight 

A ripple in the water seeks the shore 
It meets the rocks and ripples there no more 

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Jeremy, congratulations with your poem on Andrea's, favorite list. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Beautiful imagery! I love Sonnets, and this is one of my favorites that I've read here. Thanks for checking out some of my work too!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Yes, I was right. It was you!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/25/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    twas
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:45:00 AM
    oh my gosh, Jeremy. I so rarely find a sonnet that is written so immaculately as this one. The meter, the rhyme, the beautiful theme, the use of words. It's JUST what SONNET is meant to be. For me, this is one of your most amazing poems I've yet to see. And you have to know how I adore sonnets because I have written hundreds of my own. A big fat FAVE for this one!!!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/25/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awww Andrea you make me blush
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Lovely imagery and format in this sonnet, Jeremy, you paint a beautiful lake scene.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/16/2013 6:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kindly, Sheri
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 1:12:00 AM
    Holy moly! Geez Louise! Who are you Jeremy? You are like a cheeky spring breeze...will not....can not be contained or trapped in a genre or box...love that about you!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/16/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aw!!!
    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/16/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aw!!!
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Jeremy...just what do you do young man? Teacher? Roughneck? Student? I wonder!!!! Because you sure are one heck of a poet!!!!!!! You could write a book! Another great one!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/12/2013 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And yours, too. Donna. Hah! I am a roughneck student, I guess you could say. ;)
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 3:27:00 PM
    i'm always delighted to see a poem with your name attached and you certainly didn't disappoint this time. this poem is really a gem - just gorgeous imagery, rhythm and perfect rhyme - bravo!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/12/2013 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ilene, your comments just make my day! Thank you!
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 1:11:00 PM
    I'm surprised there isn't any comments yet. This was really wonderful work! It felt so serene. "The moon believes that no one is awake" << golden line right there! Everything was elegantly descriptive and you've managed to make what you DIDN'T say as important as what you did... like the couplet at the end implying the bird jumping out of the lake and flying away... great sonnet!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/12/2013 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very very kind of you, Timothy. I enjoy your poetry as well.