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I Pass the Graveyard

I pass the graveyard deep in snow.
One woman at a headstone weeps
all dressed in black like winter crows

as memories in warmth she keeps.
While icicles from boughs hang low
one woman at a headstone weeps.

Still muted angels' trumpets blow
and 'cross the powder darkness creeps
while icicles from boughs hang low.

On granite crags do snowflakes heap
where frost on trees like lichens grow
and 'cross the powder darkness creeps.

As past wrought iron fence I go
her mortal love in silence sleeps
where frost on trees like lichens grow.

My heart into my throat now leaps.
I pass the graveyard deep in snow;
her mortal love in silence sleeps
all dressed in black like winter crows.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 1/8/2018 6:11:00 AM
Congratulations, Dale. This is a beautifully written terzanelle
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Date: 1/7/2018 10:22:00 AM
Congratulations on your win,Dale , was beautiful before beautiful now. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 1/7/2018 10:43:00 AM
Thanks very much, Eve.
Date: 1/6/2018 3:30:00 PM
Another visit to express my delight at your win. Congrats, Dale.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 1/6/2018 4:27:00 PM
Thanks, Line.
Date: 1/6/2018 1:39:00 PM
Dale, you illuminate the content of your poem with graceful poetic lines of sad, moody melancholy in vivid imagery and wonderful rhymes. A gorgeous write. Congratulations for your excellent win.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 1/6/2018 1:57:00 PM
Thanks so much, Susan.
Date: 12/1/2017 1:48:00 PM
Well some people dress in black at the grave sites. There will always be someone weeping for their loved ones. Dale have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 11/25/2017 9:01:00 AM
Well done, Dale. You captured the atmosphere and mood of the graveyard magnificently. A fave with me.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/25/2017 9:32:00 AM
Thanks so much, Line!
Date: 11/18/2017 6:12:00 AM
This is brilliant, Dale, first terzanelle and your best, I should say:)
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Date: 11/14/2017 8:47:00 PM
Wonderful poem, Dale, good luck in the contest hugs Eve
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Date: 11/12/2017 10:07:00 PM
Really like this form Dale you do it well, I like it better than a pantoum, the repeating lines give it a lyrical feel.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/13/2017 7:53:00 AM
Thanks a lot, John!
Date: 11/12/2017 8:30:00 PM
wow, your first go round?? This is freaking amazing, Dale!!! You outdid yourself with your first terzanelle!!! a FAVE
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/12/2017 8:55:00 PM
Thanks so much, Andrea! I really appreciate it.
Date: 11/12/2017 6:46:00 PM
what deep sad imagery and I adore the line about the women looking like black crows - it is a perfect description!!! what a lovely form and poem dale, it reminds me of the pantoum form with the repeated lines - its much nicer than the triolet form which I find so boring and you have inspired me i may give it ago. its a shame the contest isn't for new poems:-(hugs jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/12/2017 6:48:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. I'm glad it turned out seeing as it was my first go 'round.