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In quarantine

Two words which once retained our feline friends Or astronauts returning from the moon, Now bear a threat which life itself suspends As humankind is locked in a cocoon. Restrained within the confines of our home Deprived of freedom's customary range, With meagre opportunities to roam, We brace ourselves to undergo real change. Yet breezes of fresh hope revive the air As new priorities are gaining ground, Regenerated hearts begin to care And acts of generosity abound. Though there will be disquietude and tears, May we in faith surmount our present fears. 04.04.20 Quarantine Poems Poetry Contest -sponsored by Julie Leigh Rodeheaver

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Date: 5/13/2020 10:07:00 PM
Wendy, congratulations on your win in Julie contest. Hugs Eve
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/15/2020 4:01:00 PM
Thank you for your encouragement, Eve.
Date: 5/13/2020 4:32:00 PM
Wendy, congratulations on your win in the quarantine contest. I hope this finds you healthy and thriving. Blessings ~ John
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/15/2020 4:00:00 PM
Well, what an honour! Two comments in a row! Thank you, John. All's well in this neck of the woods thankfully.
Date: 4/12/2020 12:43:00 AM
Wendy, like a psalm this starts with the darkness of our present reality, "As humankind is locked in a cocoon". Then the volta in line 9 raises our gaze upwards to the light and hope from above that elicit regenerated hearts to care and display generosity. Love the rhythmic flow, as always with your writes. You are so gifted with encapsulating deep meaning within the confines of metric constraints and satisfying cadence, which speak of the extra care taken by the author. Love the couplet! ~ John
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/29/2020 5:11:00 PM
What a lovely comment, John. The rhythm and rhyme come naturally to me which is why I struggle so much to write in free verse. I ought to venture outside of my comfort zone more often to improve in this area!
Date: 4/7/2020 9:09:00 AM
Wendy, your sonnet is very skillfully written; the theme and descriptions are timely.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/9/2020 3:40:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comment,Janice.
Date: 4/4/2020 1:28:00 PM
Quarantine could be called, "Ketchup" time as everyone finds the time to catch up on correspondence, laundry, maintenance, repairs, etc., so get it all done before the Quarantine ends. Aloha! Rico
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/4/2020 1:33:00 PM
Yes, gardens and drawers have never looked so immaculate! Thank you for reading and commenting, Rico.
Date: 4/4/2020 1:09:00 PM
A nicely penned sonnet, Wendy, I like the ray of hope at the end. Best of luck in the contest. John
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/4/2020 1:31:00 PM
Such a compliment coming from you, John. Lovely to hear from you and thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my efforts.