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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

When last they kissed, and summer’s lease
fell brief and sweet, and winter's chill would steal the heart away...

Sweet coral days, turned blight to rust, 
and Shakespeare's words,
will wring despair from what will never be.

Behold, your eyes that weep,
and empty arms will flail, for
young lovers swept away on wings so frail...
 
No other love could ever grieve so well. 
Shall hence, will come a cry, to shatter starry skies
with tragedy to tell

O’ she of flaxen hair, fair cheeks so pale,
His love was as a fever, longing still. 
His sorrow greater than the darkest night
Too cruel to bear, delusion played unfair
Despair, beyond all words could shout
Disquiet of the heart cries out
To death, that calls, from 'yond the distant stars.

Sweet love so rare, a thing beyond compare. 
Where whence their love, once like the lilac full
The blossom fragrant,  so sweet as whippoorwill
Ere' slumber's chain has bound them now.
Thy song has waned, the garland dead
upon the blade, upon the sword, asleep
The swollen heart with anguish weeps…forever is a love to keep.
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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 1:49:00 PM

    thank you for the HM... have a nice day... PD

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:02:00 PM

    Carrie, Congratulations with your winning poem in Heather's "Famous Couples/Duos" contest. ~Always* Linda

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 4:26:00 PM

    Wonderful and awesome piece,Carrie.This is classic....Congratulations on your super win...

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:41:00 AM

    Carrie, You rule!! Had to read this twice because I enjoyed so much the first time!!

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 5:27:00 AM

    very touching and beautiful imagery. congrats on your win, Carrie.

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 2:22:00 PM

    You did the Bard proud! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 11:39:00 AM

    Congrats, Carrie. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 5:23:00 AM

    Beautiful Carrie congratulation you deserve winning. 7>>> Terry xoxo

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 10:46:00 PM

    Many congrats dear friend for this first place win.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 1:09:00 PM

    Ah, the classic couple. Congratulations, Carrie!

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 9:56:00 AM

    Nice one Carrie. Great write, congratulations in the contest. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 5:24:00 AM

    Congrats on your deserving win Carrie~ A.O

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 4:53:00 AM

    honoured to share the top spot with you, carrie, wonderful quality write, it's not difficult to see why you're up at the top of the list of overall contest winners - your work is consistently good :)

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 2:11:00 AM

    Congrats Carrie on this win with this fine poem:) Jag

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 11:14:00 PM

    Congrats Carrie on this great win.... Cheers.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:44:00 PM

    This is the love story we all studied and remember so well. An excellent choice and magnificent write. I'll write to you about going to the movie adaptation. Not nearly as tragic as the play. I wanted to write about Burton and Taylor and the rolls they played across from each other that fit the contest: Anthony and Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe. No time. RAY

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:21:00 PM

    Dear Carrie, Congratulations on a Super deserved Win. A LOVE story the world knows. For me, YOU have written the Feelings,Emotions, and Heartache of a PURE LOVE,that I once knew. Thank-YOU.The last stanza caused by eyes to rain. Into my favs,not for the Win as much as it is for MY Heartbeat and LOVE,Lenore We have toched each other once more.I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...HG

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:59:00 PM

    A beautiful write and well deserved win. Congrats Carrie. Rick

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:11:00 PM

    I loved reading this again. Congratulations

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 5:54:00 PM

    Beautiful, lovely win Carrie :)

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 3:11:00 PM

    Oh mercy me..Here you go again, Carrie...'No other love could ever grieve so well'...Wow - Tim

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:15:00 PM

    Congratulations Carrie on this marvellous win...Donna

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 1:46:00 PM

    Truly great entry, Carrie. I thought the first place poems were magnificent. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 1:24:00 PM

    Congratulations, Carrie, on your win. well deserved. you can't go wrong with R & J! thank you for sharing. warmly, x, eph.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 1:03:00 PM

    You had to win with this rendition of my favorite love story. Congratulations. Strong use of language, Carrie. Well done :)

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:01:00 AM

    many congrats Carrie xx

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:49:00 AM

    Massive lines here! The language & tone are pristine in its presentation. Congrats to you!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:47:00 AM

    Ah, what quaint language! Very pleasing rhythm throughout. Everything is worded well too. I like this one a lot!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:06:00 AM

    Carrie, my dear - I think you have ranked number one in all of my contests! You never fail to amaze me with your powerful descriptions and beautiful language. Big congratulations :)

  1. Date: 4/6/2013 12:26:00 AM

    You did Shakespeare honour with these verses dear Carrie..just enchantingly beautiful.

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