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Death Blows a Hollow Horn

On a chariot of fire in the sun blew a pale horse and pale rider's cold breath, and on your grave sing the owl and raven in the shadows of the valley of death. Where no graven image rise from its bones, only a cold wormwood wind on death row pipes through the rushes and through the tombstones where all that remains is what lies below. But more, far more than this its sound to me as if your soft voice my ear passing through - and I trapped betwixt life and parody sit this day communing with God and you. Yet I fear life itself I shall not mourn when Death comes to blow its wreathed hollow horn. July 1995

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Date: 2/9/2020 11:09:00 PM
A very deserving first placement Keith. This moving poem gave me chills. Congratulations! A fave for me! xxoo
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Date: 6/20/2018 11:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 6/17/2018 3:03:00 AM
Wow, this is great Keith. I reread it several times, and each time, new meanings came through. Well done, you-23-years-ago!
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Date: 6/16/2018 5:13:00 PM
Well done, Keith. Well deserved congrats on your win.
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Date: 6/16/2018 1:06:00 PM
Long time coming this poem, was rewarded with a fine placement, congrats Keith!
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Date: 6/16/2018 11:43:00 AM
Keith, congratulations on your win in the contest. Hope you are having a great day. Constance
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Date: 6/16/2018 10:31:00 AM
Congratulations on your well written deep verse, Keith . Hugs Eve ~' *
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Date: 6/16/2018 8:24:00 AM
Beautiful, Keith. Congrats.
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Date: 6/16/2018 7:46:00 AM
Congratulations for your win Keith :)
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Date: 3/10/2018 8:00:00 AM
Congratulations Keith: You are right. Death is a wreathed hollow horn. SuZ
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Date: 3/9/2018 11:33:00 AM
Wow, this is outstanding, Keith. A definite FAVE with me.
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Date: 7/26/2015 11:37:00 PM
Great win, Keith!
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Date: 7/13/2015 8:54:00 PM
Powerful images here. I recognize references to the book of Revelations. Great write and congrats on your win! Love, Kim
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Date: 7/13/2015 8:47:00 AM
How beautiful is this sonnet with amazing imagery! Congratulations and a 7, Keith, on your well-deserved win! Warmest regards. Pandita
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Date: 7/13/2015 12:17:00 AM
Keith, thank you for the support... SKAT
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Date: 7/29/2014 2:34:00 AM
There is breath-taking descriptive phrasing and motifs in this composition, The momentum carries the reader smoothly and beautifully form beginning to end.....Admirable composing....Gene.
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Date: 7/25/2014 7:46:00 AM
My God, this is a great write! I am adding this to my fav list for future inspiration. This sonnet rocks big time my friend. BBBrrraaavvoooooooooo!!!! I shall return when time permits to read more of your poems. Thanks..
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