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Requiescat for Izaiah Herbst' Briton Riviere Free Poetry Contest

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Below is the poem entitled Requiescat for Izaiah Herbst' Briton Riviere Free Poetry Contest which was written by poet Elly Wouterse. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Requiescat for Izaiah Herbst' Briton Riviere Free Poetry Contest

Requiescat     for Briton Riviere Free Poetry Contest 

a paladin placed upon a bier
passed away in his armored harness
his gundog a statue of allegiance
and his  unarmored musketeer

sustained guarding his lord and master
his brown eyes so sad but riveted 
reflecting his utmost intense sorrow
and his absolute disaster

grievous gundogs' breath at nose' length
near to his masters' unarmed cold hand
only waiting for the requiescat
eternity unites their strength

the  masters' voice silenced for ever 
with his gundog on eternal endeavor

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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on a wonderful win, Ellie! Well done!

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 5:12:00 PM
    hi Elle congrats on your win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 4:55:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Ellie

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 4:36:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Hi Ellie, . congratulations... Luv*** LINDA

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 12:58:00 AM
    so good to see this one on the winners list. WEll deserved and congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Ellie, this is nice.... congrats... luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:14:00 PM
    Congrats Ellie on your winning poetry xxx

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 6:29:00 PM
    This poem portrays the sadness of the gundog very well. It seems that he is sad, yet does not fully understand what is going on. It goes very well with the painting.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 5:30:00 PM
    well done Elle, loved it ....Seren

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 11:45:00 PM
    ok, now i remember this one that I had seen when I was doing research myself. Glad I came back and copied and pasted this link to review it. Yes, you chose a very good picture to emulate, Ellie.VERY well done. We both chose types of sonnet forms and similar themes. So cool!! I finally got mine posted. Wonder if you saw the picture I used.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea - Poetry connects! That is one of the things I LIKE the most here... although there is that huge 'bucket filled with salty water" called the ocean between us" LoL Ellie
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:04:00 PM
    hey, yours is a LOT like mine. It is almost the same picture maybe. But my picture I saw had two dogs in it. I hope to post it later today or tomorrow. I think you did this challenge theme very well.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 7/10/2013 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Follow up (400 characters) : Therefore I am really awaiting your poem. Looking forward to read that!
    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 7/10/2013 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The painting "Requiescat"by Briton Riviere showed one dog .. which makes really a difference whether one writes about one single dog or more dogs... After studying more of his paintings there are some of his works expressing in a slightly different yet very sensitive way something else... That's why this contest was REALLY triggering and challenging me to capture just that in a poem.