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Where they laid my love to rest there are crows -

two sentries standing at the large white cross

which marks his grave. I shout as chill wind blows:

Show me, my Love, how I can bear this loss.

To heaven soar above, dark-feathered birds.

Deliver to him my beseeching words!


Sept. 30, 2019 for Joseph May's Make It Six Poetry Contest
PICTURE #2

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Date: 10/4/2019 1:30:00 PM
What an inspiring delivery of your message you've penned here, Andrea! Congrats on your richly-deserved 1st-place trophy win in the contest! Cheers, Gershon
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Date: 10/4/2019 9:57:00 AM
Yay!! Congratulations ~ I loved this <3
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Date: 10/4/2019 1:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your win :)
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Date: 10/3/2019 10:08:00 PM
Congratulations, Andrea on your wonderful win. The last line is beautiful.
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Date: 10/3/2019 9:53:00 PM
Beautifully rendered Andrea, Congrats on your win..
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Date: 10/1/2019 6:51:00 PM
Another well constructed verse full of interest from your pen Andrea - thanks for sharing - Lindsay
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Date: 10/1/2019 11:39:00 AM
Andrea your words are always so beautiful!;)
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Date: 10/1/2019 10:09:00 AM
You've got the power to command these crows...A nice invocation, do as you're told...
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Date: 10/1/2019 9:58:00 AM
I love birds, and yes... they would do this for you... That is the way of birds... not openly... right off as you can see, but they remember... and do as they are asked often... Hugs. Prayers for the loss of someone dear. Ann
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Date: 10/1/2019 7:22:00 AM
You chose your six lines well. Good luck in the contest Andrea.
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Date: 9/30/2019 11:29:00 PM
Yes ~ loved this and how you used the crows as sentries and to send your message to your love ~ good luck in the contest :)
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Date: 9/30/2019 10:42:00 PM
Beautiful Andrea - I believe it is a winner. God bless you
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Date: 9/30/2019 5:17:00 PM
I think you have just made history as the first American to associate crows with Heaven! Good luck! Aloha! Rico
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/30/2019 5:27:00 PM
then again, I do not really know if those are crows in the picture or not!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/30/2019 5:26:00 PM
I researched it first, Rico. Crows (unlike ravens) can symbolize many things beyond death and mystery: higher power and intelligence, creativity, wisdom and transformation. I found it very intersting. One place called them 'purity"!!
Date: 9/30/2019 4:01:00 PM
Very nicely penned as usual, Andrea. Good luck in the contest!
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Date: 9/30/2019 3:32:00 PM
You gave both voice and emotions to that photo..well written, as always, Andrea.
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Date: 9/30/2019 12:33:00 PM
Really nicely done Andrea. This poem fits the photo wonderfully. Kind of dark but also holding on to hope
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Date: 9/30/2019 12:30:00 PM
To emote such depth of feeling confirms to me that you either had the experience or that you are indeed a poet. Either way, this is a worthy expression of masterful design.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/30/2019 3:02:00 PM
you are too kind. I had to invent something to go with the picture.
Date: 9/30/2019 12:22:00 PM
Excellent match to the graphic. Your imagination just keeps on keeping on like the energizer bunny. Luv, SuZ
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Date: 9/30/2019 11:53:00 AM
Hope the ravens will hear your plea. Hugs.
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Date: 9/30/2019 2:55:00 PM
wish I could tell difference between a raven and crow!