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Strangely Beautiful

If moonbeams’ fickle shadow-plays collude
with tousled sheets to take the shape of you,
And silent sighing pillow-tops exude
your scent, how do I see the night-time through?
If longing breezes rat-tat on my glass,
Curled soft into the likeness of your hand,
And floorboards moan, as if to feel you pass,
How can I wake each day? How can I stand?
If crowds contrive to conjure up your face,
And, mesmerised by yearning, I collide
with echoes of your breath at every pace,
How can I walk? How can I step outside?
And yet, because you built this purgatory,
Its walls are strangely beautiful to me.


31 December 18
For Beautiful Sadness Contest
Hosted by John Hamilton

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/31/2019 6:02:00 PM
Hello Nina, a beautifully written poem. Yes I agree the wall is beautiful.Have a nice evening my friend.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/1/2019 12:56:00 AM
Thank you Darlene!
Date: 1/31/2019 1:33:00 AM
Strangely Beautiful How can I, how can I... and still your prison walls are strangely beautiful to me. A lovely sonnet indeed.
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Date: 1/27/2019 2:17:00 PM
Great write Nina as always, congratulations on topping the chart with this certainly not shart piece lol
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Date: 1/27/2019 10:14:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on topping the Best New Poems list! <3 xomo!
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Date: 1/27/2019 6:27:00 AM
Very nice!
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Date: 1/27/2019 1:53:00 AM
This is simply marvelous, Nina -- magnificently contrived poetry!! I am greatly impressed. My best regards. :) john
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Date: 1/26/2019 10:42:00 PM
Back to say, this went straight to the top of the best poems, and I am not surprised in the least, Nina, my dear friend! Beautiful sonnet and a winner in everyone's book!
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Date: 1/24/2019 11:14:00 AM
Very graceful sonnet, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/24/2019 11:17:00 AM
Thank you Dale!
Date: 1/24/2019 6:03:00 AM
Indeed, a beautiful sadness ... In each smoothly flowing line, both aesthetics and sigh hugging each other... Enjoyed reading ...
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/24/2019 6:09:00 AM
Thank you very much Probir - I love that image of aesthetics and a sigh hugging each other - I’m delighted I brought it to mind!
Date: 1/22/2019 2:45:00 PM
Hello Nina, you know Nina beauty is all around us. In every season there is beauty. have a nice day my friend.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/24/2019 6:17:00 AM
Indeed there is, thank you Darlene!
Date: 1/19/2019 6:21:00 PM
It is lovely, Nina. Congrats on your podium win!
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Date: 1/20/2019 1:33:00 AM
Thank you Sandra!
Date: 1/16/2019 7:41:00 AM
WOW. The imagery here is outstanding. And many of the rhymes you've chosen are very unique yet work perfectly with the flow of the poem. Big congrats on your win :)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/20/2019 1:33:00 AM
Thank you very much Heather :-)
Date: 1/16/2019 6:59:00 AM
Nina, congrats on your podium win for this wonderful sonnet. John
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/20/2019 1:31:00 AM
Thank you very much John!
Date: 1/15/2019 5:14:00 PM
Oh wow! This is a FAVE. xomo
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Date: 1/15/2019 10:38:00 PM
Thank you Maureen, appreciate it!
Date: 1/15/2019 4:17:00 PM
Such 'beautiful sadness' in this exquisite Sonnet, Nina! So very well-written. Congratulations on your well-deserved podium win! Hugs, Sandra
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/15/2019 10:37:00 PM
Thank you very much Sandra!
Date: 1/15/2019 12:34:00 PM
Congratulations, Nina. Line 5 evoked memories of Cathy and Heathcliff! I don't know how much truth lay behind this but the sense of loss was tangible.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
Ooh yes, the romance of the desolate moors! I’ll be honest with you. Yes I’ve had my heart broken. But not really like our friend here. But feeling “a bit sad and dreary but generally getting on with things” is just NOT good poetry fodder is it? So... I get to indulge in self-pity without it really being myself that needs the pity... poetry’s great, isn’t it?!
Date: 1/15/2019 11:46:00 AM
I like this one a lot, Nina. So poignantly written.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
Thank you very much Ed!
Date: 1/15/2019 11:23:00 AM
This is spectacular writing Nina, worthy of a fine win!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/15/2019 11:27:00 AM
Thank you very much John! I’m delighted!
Date: 1/14/2019 10:25:00 AM
This gorgeous sonnet is worthday of POTD Nina. I am saving it in my Faves. Brava! I hope to see this at the top of the winner's list my friend! xxoo : )
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/14/2019 10:30:00 AM
Ah thank you so much Connie! The contest prompt allowed me to fully indulge myself with romance and loss and angst! It was so much fun, I almost felt guilty posting it! ;-)
Date: 1/2/2019 5:34:00 PM
What a lovely sonnet Nina. :)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/14/2019 10:31:00 AM
Thank you Gary!
Date: 1/2/2019 9:23:00 AM
Can't think of a way to capture 'beautiful sadness' any better! Bravo! I'd wish you good luck in the contest, but you shouldn't need any. It's a winner! :) gw
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/2/2019 12:43:00 PM
Ah thank you very much Gershon!
Date: 12/31/2018 2:15:00 PM
So impressive, I'm swooning, must FAVE this one immediately!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/2/2019 12:43:00 PM
Thank you very much indeed Michelle!
Date: 12/31/2018 11:46:00 AM
Beautiful depiction of a love lost... great work! ...and Happy New Year, my friend! ;)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/2/2019 12:42:00 PM
Thank you very much Rhona! Happy new year!
Date: 12/31/2018 10:46:00 AM
A gorgeous sonnet, my friend. Happy New 2019 Nina!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/2/2019 12:42:00 PM
THnk you Caren! Happy and strep-free new year to you x
Date: 12/31/2018 8:46:00 AM
Beautiful sonnet Nina. Good luck. Happy 2019! :)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/2/2019 12:41:00 PM
Thank you very much Kaveesha - happy 2019 to you too!
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