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the willow never weeps alone

within the parting of titian stained skies a wisp of crimson elapses from sight as a gossamery wind amplifies lullabies falling limpid in hushed night beneath the willow, i watch as it weeps then cradle myself in its fragile limbs 'tis there that most forgotten memories seep as the salty spray of loneliness brims you reach out...a shadow in lambent light i feel death's touch upon you through night's air with wings wide open you take off in flight unable to free me of this nightmare this willow tree, though once my childhood crutch tucks me in its folds, like a mother's touch December 27, 2019 Best Sonnet of 2019 Contest Sponsored by John Hamilton

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Date: 7/30/2019 6:55:00 PM
I love your tender and melancholy Sonnet, Sandra. The title is moving in and of itself and your poignant poem lives up to the billing. My heart was captured by the emotional mood of this stunning piece. Warmest wishes always, dear poetess.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/30/2019 7:28:00 PM
Thank you Susan....i set our to conquer a challenge and my muse went in a different direction and surprised even me :) hugs
Date: 7/24/2019 8:21:00 AM
Where we live there are a number of weeping willows. You captured their essence with this sad yet comforting piece.
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Date: 7/26/2019 10:16:00 AM
Thank you Rick. I have not seen a willow in many years but still envision them in my mind :) hugs
Date: 7/19/2019 6:54:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your work. I love the willows specifically the Weeping Willows. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara..I left a comment on the poem you might like to read it. Sara
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Date: 7/26/2019 10:15:00 AM
Thank you Sara... I saw your sweet comment :) hugs
Date: 7/14/2019 7:13:00 PM
Such a haunting sonnet, so poetic...Just a bit of a jocular thought: The concluding couplet is a nice 'theory of evolution.' :) gw
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Date: 7/14/2019 8:06:00 PM
Thank you Gershon...i rarely write more than freestyle on my own, unless it's a challenge for a contest...this one i tried after the one i wrote for a contest...trying to play with the form, i was happy with the way it turned out though! :)
Date: 7/13/2019 10:29:00 AM
This is such a beautifully written melancholy sonnet, Sandy. Nicely penned. All my best to you. John
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Sandra Adams
Date: 7/13/2019 10:40:00 AM
Thank you John... I am trying to perfect this form :) hugs
Date: 7/12/2019 6:59:00 PM
Love this write Sandy, what a beautiful way of expressing yourself, especially in a new form, one would never know it, your rhymes and meter are spot on!
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Date: 7/12/2019 9:14:00 PM
Thank you John, I have you to thank for this write! Your last contest challenged me to write one ... the win helped me gain a little confidence to attempt another :) hugs
Date: 7/12/2019 3:52:00 PM
so endearing in its imagery and mood, sandra... much enjoyed!...huggs
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Date: 7/12/2019 9:07:00 PM
Thank you Nette. :) hugs
Date: 7/12/2019 3:27:00 PM
Such a lovely piece Sandra, so well penned with nice rhyme and flow encapturing the thoughts you have brought into this lovely piece.
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Date: 7/12/2019 9:12:00 PM
Thank you Gordon the first couple stanzas came easy the rest I had to sit on a bit :) hugs
Date: 7/12/2019 10:51:00 AM
This sonnet is simply gorgeous Sandra. From title to ending line Superb! I am putting this one into my Faves!
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Date: 7/12/2019 9:08:00 PM
Thank you Connie... I feel honored :) hugs
Date: 7/12/2019 8:59:00 AM
Sandra, I love a willow tree, and I understand nightmares; this one resounds in my soul and makes me smile. My muse and I are both clapping.
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Date: 7/12/2019 9:41:00 AM
Aww thank you my friend... i set off to work on a poem that asked for willow tree as one of their words and my muse said nope, lets do it this way instead :) hugs
Date: 7/12/2019 6:48:00 AM
Tender and touching with excellent imagery dearest, Sandra! Superb Sonnet!
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Date: 7/12/2019 9:40:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, i often struggle trying to accomplish this form so i really appreciate your comment~ :) hugs
Date: 7/11/2019 6:23:00 PM
Trees or a certain tree can mean so much to our emotions. Lovely sonnet.
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Date: 7/11/2019 7:01:00 PM
Thank you for your visit and kind comment Trying to practice the form :)