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Ardour's Cloth

When love becomes a masochistic moth
That yearns to feel the heat of passion's flame,
It chews a hole through sheets of ardour's cloth.

Its wings ignite, too close to blazing shame;
They glow at first with fervour as they feign
A beauty that becomes a painful game.

The tears can't quell the heat or halt the pain.
They fall to feed the weeds of sprouting dread
And drench the heart with beads of acid rain.

But rest assured that time will smooth and spread
The memories into the shrouded past
And stitch the lesions with a healing thread.

The day will come when joy will blink awake
To leach the sorrow from that phantom ache.


For Craig's "Terza Rima Sonnet" contest

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:28:00 PM
    Congrats on your great winning work...Sara

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 4:19:00 PM
    Congrats on a beautiful win and poem. G.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 3:52:00 PM
    It all rhymes in billowing waves of beauty congrats on your win Heather xxx

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Congratulations Heather, on placing 1st in the contest with this wonderful write. I enjoyed the read~Caryl

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 9:03:00 AM
    I'm dubbing you among very select company here that can write meter with style. Believe this, like anything else in life, if you can't do it, make fun of it, so don't listen to those that say free verse is the only way because you can do it all and this poem is exceptional in every way----perfect---PERFECT

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 8:25:00 PM
    Beautiful. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:01:00 PM
    a well done poem.... Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:45:00 PM
    So glad to see this one in the top spot! Still love it another 7 this one deserves 14.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 5:11:00 PM
    This is wonderful! A moth as metaphor for love... beautiful. A much deserved win. Congratulations... Jack

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 4:14:00 PM
    the same thought came into my mind that came into it first time I ever saw this: wow! amazing. And congrats. First in my contest and now this one. You are rocking it.

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 2:53:00 PM
    I can't wrap my brain around how good you are at writing poetry- like seriously- how do you do it, Heather?! It's insanity! This sonnet is just flat out perfect in every way- you blow me away!

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 2:29:00 PM
    A promising ending, love the line 'the beauty.......game' Fascinating. Henshaw.

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 1:58:00 PM
    soupmail. (I have it now!!)

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 12:54:00 PM
    what a smooth and powerful gem this is, heather...you really wing it; superb wprd choice!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 11:39:00 AM
    Forgot to give you your deserved 7 rating.

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Another on for my favorites Heather. This is a particularly majestic piece. I lack words to describe how amazing the imagery is. You have flown on flamed wings and all I can do is let out a sigh of awe!

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 1:39:00 AM
    wow, Heather. you are simply amazing!

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:49:00 PM
    Favorite. Real talk. This is by far your best work yet. Like others have & others will state: "Masochistic moth" <-- extremely hard hitting metaphor. The Metaphor gods are weeping in the corner because of all the awesome contained in those 2 words. Damn.

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    Date: 7/19/2013 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Haha! Metaphor gods - love that! Thanks, Drake :) Brought a big smile to my face this morning.
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Heather - I like, very. Your 'masochistic moth' is brilliant, and 'To leach the sorrow from that phantom ache.'...Wow!

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