A collaboration with Carol from WritersDream9.Wordpress.com
Carol is a skilled poet who excels at crafting haikus, haibuns and tankas that read like a Japanese master penned them. She also creates short fiction, longer poems and haigas of breath-stealing breadth and beauty.
She has set her sights on a form I know and love: the sonnet. Together she and I have woven a sonnet about those nearest to our hearts but farthest from our sides.
An incomplete life, one rife with endings,
Promises broken, days that are not spent
Leaving relatives broken and lending
Ears to listen for her voice from heav’n sent
Taken from the world all too soon in time
Grief is all that is there to fill her place
Sometimes there is no clear reason or rhyme
How I wish we could see her precious face
But I know she waits at heav’n’s pearly gates
Her hand waiting to enfold mine and lead
Me to paradise where endings create
New beginnings for new lives that are freed
Her soul’s powerful love is now increased
My guide, angel, solace~without surcease
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Collaborating on a sonnet was a lot of fun. I was getting tired of the form because I have written so many in the last three or four months but this collaboration made me recall why I love the form so much.
Thank you Carol for making the sonnet my beloved form again.
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This poem is dedicated to all those we have loved, lost and hope are waiting on the other side; whatever you believe that other side to be.
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Image credit: Pixabay and this time, I swear I didn’t alter a single pixel. 😀