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An Art of Breathing

What loathesome burden wears your weary heart
a trinket on a cold and hoary hand?
And in its dark tide drowns the cheery part
to keep you bound, a pet, upon its strand?

Without a keel, alone and sad, unmanned
to sail the main and brave the tempest storm;
it claims the fairer part with stark demand,
and wails its horrid knell upon reform.

Stand now and rend the pall that kept you warm
and stagnant to the early morning light.
Cast out the deaf'ning rage of crushing swarm
and air the sweetness of your bitter plight.

Release your deathly grip on this disease,
And from your fingers let it fly the breeze.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 9/14/2010 2:37:00 AM
Wow, you sure have a way with your words Kris, I enjoyed your Sonnet this afternoon.. *hugs* :) Wilma
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Date: 9/13/2010 10:26:00 PM
well, I will pile up some more comments for ya on your bottom poems here. haha! I sure hope to see some new posts from you soon, Kris, and I really appreciate your taking time to read several of my poems like you did. YOu are one of the REAL people here. LUv Andrea
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Date: 8/12/2010 9:15:00 PM
well, I think I have seen all your posted poems now. Time for you to get up more!! SEe ya, Kris!
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Date: 8/10/2010 12:02:00 AM
Wow another sonnet of yours that I really enjoyed reading! Wonderfully written sonnet! And your title is so apt too- I definitely like the message you give here-- :)-- hugs back to you-- nikko :)
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Date: 8/7/2010 10:15:00 PM
thanks for your comments to me tonight, and I can't wait to see many more poems of yours that I can respond to. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 8/5/2010 7:04:00 AM
This is a revealing write about things that holds us down, confined, or emotions that do the same...Had to read several times to fully understand..This one goes to my favs..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara
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Date: 8/2/2010 10:27:00 AM
Wow, this so could have been written by Shakespeare himself, it has that period feel. Amazing write, haha, guess what,it goes to my favs and you to my favourite poets ~ Sharon :)
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Date: 8/1/2010 8:32:00 PM
lovely write,, enjoyed..P.D.
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Date: 8/1/2010 6:38:00 PM
Very interesting how you do the sonnet. It sounds so much like a classic one. Great vocabulary, meter and ending couplet. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 8/1/2010 6:19:00 PM
Welcome to poetry to soup!! Enjoyed reading your work!
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