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To Touch a God

The earth is heaving its last sigh. Birds twitter in the growing chill. I wait for wind to sweep the sky. Like Icarus, though I may fail, from this green summit, I now spill myself onto blue heaven’s trail. . . I am flying higher than high! Wings carry me to that gold sphere I wish to touch before I die. Beneath - beasts cower in the grass. Soon everything will disappear and earth become like smooth cold glass. The earth is heaving its last sigh; I am flying higher than high. A Cornish Sonnet

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Date: 10/17/2021 11:51:00 AM
Just returning to this Andrea, and absorbing The prophetic undertones it holds, it chimes With my understanding of 20 years past that If the world is to end why would the Lord not Decrease flora and fauna, for of what use for Them? In and end time situation' I think there Are facets of demise interwoven; sin being the Catalyst the rest is all a downhill run'
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/17/2021 12:15:00 PM
thanks, my friend
Date: 4/15/2018 5:01:00 PM
Lovely, Andrea. A beauty.
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Date: 6/22/2014 8:34:00 AM
A wonderful write my friend!!!! BBBBRAVOOOOOO!!!!!
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Date: 6/12/2014 2:57:00 PM
I am flying with you on this journey as the earth gives the last sigh. Congrats on this win Andrea. love phyl
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Date: 4/12/2014 4:12:00 AM
Andrea congrats ! Lovely write ,,, earth is really heaving its last sigh,,,,,,
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Date: 4/11/2014 10:37:00 PM
LOVELY WIN, ANDREA. HOPE YOU ARE FINE ----SKAT
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Date: 4/11/2014 9:32:00 PM
Andrea, a wonderful win...Linda
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Date: 4/11/2014 6:29:00 PM
Congrats on a fine win Andrea
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Date: 4/11/2014 6:25:00 PM
Another winning works of yours. Always a pleasure. Love, Joycek4a3
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Date: 4/11/2014 5:23:00 PM
Way to go with this great winning work..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 4/11/2014 2:05:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea on your win,Like Icarus I failed on this one
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Date: 3/29/2014 2:46:00 PM
Daedalus would have us believe that Icarus Disobeyed him and plunged to his death But Daedalus was used to following the orders of his master the king . For one brief moment in time , Icarus was free. Great poem Andrea.
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Date: 3/24/2014 1:15:00 AM
I find this quite surreal, Andrea yet very often life experience is clouded one moment and in sharp focus the next..' Great to read this today..!
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Date: 3/18/2014 11:27:00 AM
Wonderful! Really enjoyed this one! Cheers Andrea(wink//wink!)
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Date: 3/18/2014 9:12:00 AM
Beautiful theme; the innermost yearning! I read several times before posting this comment Andrea. Well done.
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Date: 3/18/2014 8:25:00 AM
This is the first cornish sonnet I have seen besides Craig's. It sure is a nice form. You do have quite a few variations in meter, which, if I recall correctly, are to be avoided. Nevertheless, you chose these variations with such skill and smoothness that I greatly admire the result. I read the story when I was quite young, and you have done an excellent job with it.
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Date: 3/17/2014 2:39:00 PM
Dang, woman! You have to go and be so perfect!!! HA HA! There go my chances at doing well in this contest! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Note to self: DON'T join contests that Andrea joins! Oh dear...lovely write. Smooth...ethereal. I love the story of Icarus...sad but...oh to fly! :) HUGS, SWEETIE!
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Date: 3/17/2014 1:23:00 PM
An uplifting write Andrea!
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Date: 3/17/2014 12:51:00 PM
This is a deeply spiritual write to me Andrea. Touching the gold of the great Eye of Life. " Higher than high I fly..." that's an amazing liberty. J.A.B.
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Date: 3/17/2014 12:11:00 PM
I do hope you are not on the stuff. Imagination is a wonderful thing, and you are loaded with it. Love, daver
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Date: 3/17/2014 11:51:00 AM
I don't know if you did it right or not, but it's excellent, nonetheless. I always love your sonnets...
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Date: 3/17/2014 11:22:00 AM
love this new form - will have to check this out - and love this poem too, my friend. Will get round to SM after I've caught up! Thanks very much - loved the contest : )
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Date: 3/17/2014 4:39:00 AM
It is good.. in fact it is very good! Description here is very delicate and artistic,, that's what I loved here. and the volta, very significant.. Bravo for your work, Beautiful Poetess! and now to tell you more about my contest.. a glitch there, yes. I want structured verse,, the difficult forms !! :)
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gautami phookan
Date: 3/17/2014 4:40:00 AM
Rhymes yes, but those which follow a specific pattern.. I love free verse , but that will have to wait till my next contest, if I hold one :) .. "only free verse".. and may be i'll add no sonnets :) , since there have been too many already written now,, something different I wish to read, like a Dizain, an etheree, a nonet,, a terzanelle, a terza rima.. or a villanelle,, such stuff... Love you Andrea and hugs...ps: now I shall do some editing on my contest page!!
Date: 3/17/2014 4:19:00 AM
Introspection ! Well written dear...I wrote a poem which was self-realization to self-freedom...Unfortunately I am unable to translate it...Truly the creation is a sign about your writing ability . Keep it up for better tomorrow...Best wishes from India...
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Date: 3/17/2014 3:23:00 AM
Heart to heart feeling of compassion. Beautifully done, I feel here. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, my lovely friend, bl
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