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The Scent of Water

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The Scent of Water

The scent of water steamed off your skin
- I felt boyish, vulnerable;
you peeked through a wisp of hair and beckoned
and all of the stars shot and scrambled.
You blurred in their midst - smiling;
I was your madras clad marionette
all wrapped in tangled strings.
How could I ever forget!
Here on the same shore, the salty scent
- memories of years that have flown but not gone;
emotions so wisely spent
on a promise to carry on.
As your ashes fly to the briny air
remember the promise you made when you left me here ...


Modern Sonnet Written July 16, 2014

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  1. Date: 8/4/2014 7:19:00 PM
    Love this

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:20:00 PM
    Craig, A wonderful scent and win. <3 Congratulations, in Faye's "Out Of Water" contest... Always ~ Linda ~

  1. Date: 7/24/2014 3:05:00 PM
    The sensual nature of the beautiful poem takes the breath away......wow, this is brilliant !! Lovely poem, Craig !

  1. Date: 7/24/2014 9:47:00 AM
    OH YES< how could I ever forget? This one was OUTSTANDING, CRAIG. Congratulations!!!

  1. Date: 7/24/2014 3:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on a wonderful win with this touching and memorable poem Craig!

  1. Date: 7/24/2014 12:41:00 AM
    Awesome Craig ! Loved it wholesome ,, last two lines the most,, congrats on great win !

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 8:26:00 PM
    Congrats Craig on your win with this poem,well done

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:33:00 PM
    wow!!! i love the first 4lines best.. :) great great write indeed.. :D congratulations.. :D!

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 4:23:00 PM
    Ohhh Craig so good so romantic [did the woman die at the end? ashes?] Congrads on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 4:13:00 PM
    Beautiful sonnet, Craig; impressive, as always. Sad...but lovely and captivating. Congrats on a very worthy win. // paul

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 3:31:00 PM
    Hi Craig, So expressive and poignant. Congrats on your win. All best Theresa xx

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 12:55:00 PM
    Congrats on a beautiful win, Craig my friend!.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 12:18:00 PM
    Congratulations Craig on your win in the contest. Verlena

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 12:08:00 PM
    Craig, congratulations on your high placement in my contest. You brought me to the scene with vivid imagery; I could smell the salty water. Thank you for entering.

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 8:08:00 AM
    Craig - The water. the promise. Easier said than done. Stunning. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 7/17/2014 12:33:00 AM
    One word.. PERFECTION!

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 11:42:00 PM
    this is fantastic, Craig. I am noticing several entries in this contest that do not have clear rhyme , some in fact are free verse, and she clearly states rhyme only. I hope she likes the modern sonnet type because this is really good writing.

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 11:42:00 PM
    I just saw what Eileen wrote. I have to agree with her, but like I said, this is awesome!!

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 9:58:00 PM
    You write so beautifully, Craig. I see you've embrace the new way of writing sonnets. It is lovely and yet...I miss the old ways. Good luck on the contest.

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 7/18/2014 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen and don't worry, I haven't given up on traditional sonnets--I just consider Contemporary sonnets a different 14 line form and kinda fun actually.
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 7:38:00 PM
    Craig, the opening line brought me to the edge of the beach to peek into the beauty of love. Beautifully written.

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