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Beneath the Echo

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Beneath the Echo

I’m wed to moon, a motif for romance. A god, my grace by poets oft is sung. Yet some who voyage my expanse by chance into the briny depths of me are flung by tempests or by quakes! I do not save unfortunates. I reign but give free will. Chained chattel cruelly cast into a grave by tyrants - lie submerged within me still. When *Kraken drags his victims ‘neath my skin, like God above, I rarely interfere but brim with salty tears for all that’s sin. Now hold this token seashell near your ear. . . beneath the echo of an endless swell, hear souls whose grief one God alone can quell. *Kraken is a mythical monster of the sea Written by Andrea Dietrich Motif is Nature, #7, but also a flavor of Gothic For the "Impress Me" Contest of Giorgio V.

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  1. Date: 6/26/2014 10:08:00 PM
    A wonderful sonnet that pleases the eye and the mind..Bravooo

  1. Date: 6/18/2014 5:04:00 PM
    Wowee I am impressed! loved this :)

  1. Date: 3/29/2014 10:59:00 AM
    Just awesome nothing else to say. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 12:36:00 PM
    I'm going to enjoy going through your newer pieces; they're all stellar. I'm sorry I've not had more time to comment on your work for it's truly outstanding :)

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 11:32:00 PM
    Re-reading this beauty of a poem, I so love this one, Andrea!

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 11:57:00 AM
    A beautiful sonnet Andrea...with great depth...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 11:30:00 AM
    Andrea...I think this is a very professionally written poem and I was impressed...nicely written...

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 11:09:00 AM
    I admire you honest approach as you describe parts of you, Andrea. Instead of "laying on the fluff" that many would have done, you peeled back parts of you and how you deal with . . . sin and cruelty. I absolutely loved this poem. One of those in the category of "Wish I'd've wrote that myself."

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 2/2/2014 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hmmm, maybe I should have done something to make it clearer. I am using first person to personify myself as the sea. Hope that comes through!! But maybe it doesn't. Anyway, Glad you liked my poem.
  1. Date: 2/2/2014 9:58:00 AM
    well, you've impressed me - sure you'll impress Giorgio too

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 2/2/2014 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ummm, no, it didn't impress him much at all. hahaha
  1. Date: 2/2/2014 8:57:00 AM
    "When *Kraken drags his victims ‘neath my skin, like God above, I rarely interfere but brim with salty tears for all that’s sin." A very nice verse with a subtle overtone.

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 6:08:00 AM
    Kraken - what a beastie! nice win Andrea.

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 3:57:00 AM
    Enjoyable poem. congrats, Andrea.

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 4:39:00 AM
    WOW This is superb Congratulations on this win

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 1:44:00 AM
    I don't know about Gorgio Andrea; but you impress me with this 'deep' description..' hope your day goes....."Swell' As well. Joe..)

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 8:04:00 PM
    Enjoyed the write and congrats on the fine win, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 5:54:00 PM
    Andrea, so many prickly quills herein to spur some further thought and several more readings of this poem. A subtle call to come back before the light fades slowly. John

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 5:22:00 PM
    Beneath the echo a whisper lies From those who see the Other Side Dancing winds whip and say, "Morn not the Night to bear the Day..." Waves on a beach... ---------------------------------------------- This is my poetic response to your poem. Great work. It truly inspired me. --Alex

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 10:23:00 AM
    Careful what you may go listening for, eh? Deep one. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 9:11:00 PM
    the ebb and flow of poetic angst bemoans a justly sword throughout this. there, that's it, i have exhausted my creative ferver.:) on a tablet, hence the lazy type. peace. :)

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 5:18:00 PM
    Interesting work for the contest..Reads like winning material to me..Way to go..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

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