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The Wounds at Which She Bled

The wind raised the wave with pleasure over and over, 
exploding with its weight embracing the jagged rocks. 
Seeing the aged shoreline spread like an endless rover, 
of eroded pinnacles. No ship dare seek its locks, 
for its nonexistent shore has suffered severe shocks.

She hugged her woolen shawl, tightly around her shoulders,
to ward off the chill, and walked along the cliffs, looking 
out onto the sea. Waves crashed against battered boulders, 
stirring the cool mist and briny fragrance. Concealing
the love she once shared, but lost to the seas bewitching.


7/27/2017

English Quintain, ababb, 13 syllables

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 8/27/2017 8:18:00 PM
Eve, you just keep getting better and better! I loved this poem!
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Date: 8/21/2017 9:34:00 PM
Oh Eve, this is very evokative, the raw beauty of the sea and love lost. Your first two lines are magnificent. I loved and enjoyed your poem! :)
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Eve Roper
Date: 8/21/2017 11:15:00 PM
Thank you, Susan, for your wonderful compliment ~*
Date: 7/31/2017 6:00:00 PM
Love YOUR love of this wonderful poetry form, Eve and how you represented it so well here!!
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Date: 7/31/2017 9:10:00 AM
Wow, this is amazing Eve.. You have a real talent in writing about images.. I like how the poem flowed and rhymed..
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Date: 7/30/2017 5:30:00 PM
Amazing poetry "Eve" - Reminds me of the ragged coast line between "Southen Ireland and the Welsh coast" - Where many a ship or boat was smashed against its jagged rocks - very thought provoking and very well written - Indiana x x x
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Eve Roper
Date: 7/30/2017 6:33:00 PM
Thank you, Indiana, I see a photograph and try to imagine myself there ~*
Date: 7/30/2017 1:05:00 AM
Eve you have such a way with words. You take your reader to the scene, I could almost hear those waves crashing against the battered boulders...Maria
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:31:00 AM
Life Love Liberty and Justice for us all....it sounds good however how many of us answer that call....rather the "few" in society we call leaders want the rest of us to fall....everyone knows the history of "my" people here and they want our progress to stall....very impressive and inspiring mrs roper....;)
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:15:00 AM
Evokes an array of emotions. Fantabulous poem!
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Date: 7/27/2017 2:12:00 PM
Captivating imagery embraced by poetic mist dearest, Eve!
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Date: 7/27/2017 7:24:00 AM
The seas will subside and the beauty will once again roll with the tide.
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Eve Roper
Date: 7/27/2017 9:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Tim
Date: 7/27/2017 6:31:00 AM
Very well executed my friend...god bless...^WW^
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Eve Roper
Date: 7/27/2017 9:42:00 AM
Thank you for your compliment, ^WW^
Date: 7/27/2017 5:58:00 AM
Now, this is a poem of perfection! Very well done! A favorite :)
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Eve Roper
Date: 7/27/2017 9:37:00 AM
Awe you're so kind, Heidi, hugs
Date: 7/27/2017 3:28:00 AM
In the moment; that gave me a slight chill; I love the ocean but it is something that must be respected. Well done.
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Eve Roper
Date: 7/27/2017 9:36:00 AM
Thank you,M.L., it does need to be respected.