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Past the Graveyard: Rondeau

Past the graveyard deep in snow
where icicles from boughs hang low
one woman at a headstone weeps
as memories in warmth she keeps,
all dressed in black like winter crows.

Still muted angels' trumpets blow
where frost on trees like lichens grow
and 'cross the powder darkness creeps
past the graveyard.

As by the iron fence I go
the granite gapes in pewter rows. 
My heart into my throat now leaps;
her mortal love in silence sleeps
in frozen ground while snowflakes blow
past the graveyard.

11/14/17

This is a rewrite of my Terzanelle, "I Pass the Graveyard".

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 2/19/2018 12:16:00 PM
Oh and this one I remember so well. I think you have more than a few on that list. You are one of the best for how you are faring on that list!!
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Date: 1/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
wow, this one has so many elements like the one I did on the same topic!! I also used a really old poem of mine and rewrote it with new stuff in the poem, but I also had the low hanging boughs and a crow in my poem. Certain rhymes just go so well together with blow, snow, etc!! I see you got a trophy win and it's very well deserved. BIG congrats
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 1/28/2018 8:39:00 PM
Thanks so much, Andrea! Which poem was it? I'd like to read it.
Date: 12/4/2017 7:41:00 PM
Dale, returning with another round of congratulations on your excellent win!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/4/2017 8:10:00 PM
Thanks, Susan.
Date: 12/4/2017 5:12:00 PM
Congratulations, Dale, a great write. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/4/2017 5:45:00 PM
Thanks, Eve!
Date: 12/4/2017 1:47:00 PM
dropping back again Dale:-) hugs jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/4/2017 2:26:00 PM
Hi, Jan! Thank you!
Date: 12/4/2017 6:35:00 AM
I always love this form! great poem dear Dale :) thank you and congrats :)
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Date: 11/20/2017 3:59:00 PM
Oh, this is well done Dale. I haven't been on for a while but I still get the POTD. I get to read the poems but can't see the author. This one caught my eye and I just had to follow it back to see who wrote this gem. I am not suprised to see it was you. Great job!
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Dean Wood
Date: 11/21/2017 10:38:00 AM
I just need a break Dale. I found I wasn't writing for myself anymore. I'll be back more now that winter is setting in. Regards, Dean
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/20/2017 4:07:00 PM
Thanks, Dean! Where have you been? It's nice to hear from you!
Date: 11/18/2017 6:09:00 AM
Beautiful dark rondeau, Dale, double congratulations on POTD and your win:)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/18/2017 8:20:00 AM
Thanks so much, Jo!
Date: 11/18/2017 3:39:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Dale - wonderful write!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/18/2017 8:19:00 AM
Thanks much, Greg!
Date: 11/17/2017 9:48:00 AM
Dropping back again with my congrats on your trophy win Dale:-) hugs Jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/17/2017 10:02:00 AM
Thanks so much, Jan!!
Date: 11/16/2017 10:46:00 PM
Back again to congratulate you Dale on your well deserved first place win with your fantastic poem! :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/17/2017 10:02:00 AM
Thanks, Susan!
Date: 11/16/2017 8:10:00 PM
Very touching imagery, Dale. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 11/16/2017 1:55:00 PM
Beautiful rondeau, Dale. Expertly done by your deft pen. I love the dark, Gothic themes. Yes, I was whistling while reading ... lol! Will read the terzanelle now. Love and smile always.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/16/2017 2:00:00 PM
Thanks, Freddie! I chuckled when you said you were whistling. That's very clever. I hadn't even thought of that!
Date: 11/16/2017 12:34:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Splendid rondeau.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/16/2017 1:00:00 PM
Thanks very much, Janis!
Date: 11/16/2017 11:33:00 AM
Oh I love both of them! Your Terzanelle was so great and memorable that I knew instantly I had read it before. Bravo! ; )
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/16/2017 11:40:00 AM
Thanks so much, Connie!
Date: 11/15/2017 8:54:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, Dale. Hugs eve
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/16/2017 11:40:00 AM
Thanks, Eve.
Date: 11/15/2017 7:45:00 PM
Very nicely done Dale...a tricky rhyme scheme and meter .... congrats on POTD
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Date: 11/15/2017 6:57:00 PM
Dale ... I so admire your fluid meter !! It makes this such an enjoyable read :) Haunting and beautiful. Congratulations on POTD. Best, Judy
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/15/2017 7:32:00 PM
Thanks so much, Judy!
Date: 11/15/2017 4:30:00 PM
Very beautiful written Rondeau Poem! :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/15/2017 5:19:00 PM
Thanks so much, Bjorn!
Date: 11/15/2017 12:06:00 PM
- Beautiful poem, Dale - Congratulations on your p.ot.d. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/15/2017 12:11:00 PM
Thanks, AL!
Date: 11/15/2017 10:49:00 AM
Returning to congratulate you Dale on your well-deserved POTD! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/15/2017 12:11:00 PM
Thanks, Susan.
Date: 11/15/2017 10:37:00 AM
Congrats!!! my friend...well deserving of POTD!!!...best wishes...^WW^
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/15/2017 10:50:00 AM
Thanks very much, WW!
Date: 11/15/2017 9:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your awesome POTD Dale! Hugs and smiles :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/15/2017 9:48:00 AM
Thanks, Akkina!
Date: 11/15/2017 9:44:00 AM
I can certainly understand why you were chosen POTD. Your poem has it all - form, emotion, symbolism, great similes.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/15/2017 9:48:00 AM
Thanks so much, Sun!
Date: 11/15/2017 7:59:00 AM
A very beautiful yet somber poem very well written. I love the line; Still muted angels' trumpets blow. Well done Dale and congrats on POTD
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/15/2017 8:05:00 AM
Thanks, Edward.
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