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Sonnet For Spring

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As days grow longer, melancholy creeps An uninvited guest, which winter brings It dims the candle my mind tightly clings Consuming light, from darkness whence he leaps In doldrums dark, my heart held captive weeps Held hostage by north winds that bite and sting Entombed by winter's chill, awaiting spring Time slowing to a crawl whilst nature sleeps But then one day in March, an equinox The light begins to overtake the dark In color, daydreams dawn as dark does fade Sad melancholy flees through fields of phlox Now freed from winter's bonds, my heart embarks To chase spring's sun into the summer shade. by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 3/22/2023 1:12:00 PM
Sad melancholy flees through fields of phlox…turning a page…March chill releases its grip and Spring’s released! God bless you, Daniel!
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Date: 3/22/2023 1:31:00 PM
Thank you, Kim. It's always my pleasure when you drop by. Take care and God bless:)
Date: 4/19/2018 10:13:00 AM
Daniel, it's obvious you have much fun with the sonnet form---your art shines through.
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Date: 4/18/2018 12:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this lovely sonnet. Enjoyed it.
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Date: 4/17/2018 3:28:00 AM
This is simply lovely. Many congrats on your win. Sincerely, Elaine
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Date: 4/17/2018 1:33:00 AM
Congrats, Daniel, a fine write. 'Euinox' and 'Phlox'- genius. Regards, Viv
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Date: 4/16/2018 9:43:00 PM
LOVE it! Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Daniel! Janice
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Date: 4/16/2018 8:48:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Daniel, wonderful write and imagery ! Hugs Eve~`*
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Date: 4/16/2018 4:28:00 PM
Lovely, Daniel. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Date: 4/10/2018 9:25:00 PM
You are in the light now, Danny. It shines from your pen like a laser beam into the hearts of your me. Just another FAV from you...Carole :D
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Date: 3/30/2018 7:01:00 PM
A beautiful nature spring sonnet Daniel; a true yearning for spring time!~Che :)
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Date: 3/27/2018 3:41:00 PM
This is sooo good Danny, so nice to have you around here, you give this site dignity with your writing, simply superb writing, keep going!!!We want more!!
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Date: 3/26/2018 8:32:00 PM
I do believe you have a winner, here, Danny boy. It's so good to see you posting again!! Love this.
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Date: 3/18/2018 10:01:00 AM
A beautiful spring sonnet wishes in the contest
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Date: 3/17/2018 2:26:00 PM
daniel, how you uplift with the fine arrival of a season so well defined through your sonnet... this deserves a second, third read... huggs
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Date: 3/16/2018 1:46:00 PM
A beautiful poem, Daniel. Real life sentiment held your pen - just need to realize the last stanza and closer. It shall happen for you are meant to feel such a Spring. This was a joy to read, the lovely lines blossoming like a flower before me. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 3/15/2018 8:22:00 PM
Oh that grass and those little flowers are teasingly inviting me for a nap there... Lol! I am so ready for some warm weather. I could just jump right into summer for spring does kills me with bad allergies. Danny your poem is gorgeous, I simply enjoyed it... Hope you're doing well my dear! Hugs and smiles :)
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Date: 3/15/2018 8:12:00 AM
What a great sonnet, Daniel, best of luck in the contest. John
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Date: 3/15/2018 5:12:00 AM
Such a spectacular sonnet ... Loved it totally... Happy to read your sonnet after a long time... Good luck in the contest...
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Date: 3/15/2018 2:35:00 AM
Magnificent poem DT.... Spring is good and all.... but makes me miserable with allergies..... tell me a story about Fall. Spring is beautiful, all green nearby.... I am watching from a window, as I espy.
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Date: 3/13/2018 5:04:00 PM
Such a lovely Sonnet, Daniel. I felt the emotion of winter depression and darkness while we are hostage to her season, and the hope of freedom when spring overtakes! Best wishes for the contest. Sandra
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Date: 3/13/2018 9:24:00 AM
Beautiful, DT:) I love the positivity of spring:)
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Date: 3/13/2018 9:01:00 AM
Simple beautiful Italian sonnet, Daniel. Masterful weaving of the seasons ... w/a crescendo ending. Your pen soul shines brightly. GREAT poem! Love and joy always.
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Date: 3/13/2018 7:31:00 AM
Daniel, this sonnet is fantastic! It speaks to me; I had a hard time with seasonal depression this winter, and you find such beautiful words to describe that. The sonnet form works perfectly because of the natural turn towards the light. Love this poem, fave!
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Date: 3/13/2018 12:57:00 AM
Beautiful description of how nature-- and we-- change when spring arrives, Daniel! Janice
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Date: 3/12/2018 2:38:00 PM
I've never tackled an Italian sonnet before, it has an interesting rhyme scheme.. You did this very well.. Nice imagery and I like the flow to it..
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