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The Reapers song

The midnight moon was full of woe As ravens soared within its glow Echoes of the reaper's song Drift on dark clouds all night long She who plays is dressed in black and as her threnody meanders through the mist the caw of ravens echo back, On these the reaper does subsist Her violin sows sorrow and despair And reaps a river filled with tears Her beauty belies her deadly tune So sweet the sound to charm the moon The thickening mist obscures the moon Death's melody plays on, without regret The fallen, through the fields are strewn, And many more souls will pay their debt -- 4/6/17 Contest: The Poets Shadow Sponsor: Greg Barden

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Date: 5/28/2017 1:13:00 PM
beautiful. congrats.
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Date: 5/28/2017 5:15:00 AM
Wow, very dark and sensuous. Well deserved win with this Quatrain, Joseph.
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Date: 5/27/2017 11:13:00 PM
Sad and lovely at the same time! Congrats, Joseph! A wow!
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Date: 5/27/2017 10:21:00 PM
Joseph, I loved this. Poems like this one is what I enjoy the most, deep full of amazing metaphorical language. You always astound me with your beautiful verses. thank you and congrats :)
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Date: 5/28/2017 6:19:00 AM
Thank you for those kind words Laura and thank you for my placement...
Date: 5/9/2017 8:06:00 PM
Yes very dark, I'm a fan of the dark though!!! Nice job again!!
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Date: 4/10/2017 9:13:00 PM
Very very well written, I love this kind of poetry!
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Date: 4/7/2017 8:41:00 PM
wow this got better and better and that last stanza. Magnifique!
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Date: 4/7/2017 6:07:00 AM
The rhythmic flow is very soothing ... a joyous read ... enjoyed the images too ...
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