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One And Many

Today I strolled upon a bridge of stone And marveled at its unified construction. Strong boulders, each distinct when viewed alone; Together joined, immune to all destruction. I pondered bonfires turning logs to embers, Each one producing, and receiving, heat. Remove one from the other fiery members - It dies, and leaves the fire less complete. Within the human body every part Performs its special function for the whole: The finger, liver, brain, the lung and heart; Each serves its singular and valued role. Three metaphors speak of community, In many, one; a diverse unity.

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Date: 3/26/2020 10:44:00 AM
I applaud the genius and the metaphoric beauty of your Sonnet, John. Indeed, your poetic mind so wonderfully expresses the sense of oneness formed among many parts coming together to benefit and complete a community. Your contemplative and inspiring heart is revealed in such a lovely way, my friend. Warmest wishes always, dear poet.. ~Susan P.S. Great title too! :))
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Date: 3/8/2020 1:24:00 PM
Another one that could be a good entry. I had seen this one as well.
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Date: 1/3/2020 3:17:00 PM
VERY nice anology given in this sonnet, John, I see it's one of your earlier ones posted. Did you come here around 2016?
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Date: 5/28/2016 3:37:00 PM
John, EXCELLENT write, I am loving this 7 ~
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John Watt
Date: 5/29/2016 6:14:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Wings. Hope you saw my response to your sonnet "O, To Repose".