6.29.2011

how our garden grows

ah love, we know not what tomorrow brings
as children's laughter lifts upon the air
what minor chord inside our sorrow sings
a song of love combined with dark despair

as visions wrap around your heart like vines
embrace me as you have for years on end
the darkness will recede again in time
leaving us tender shoots that we will tend

come dance with me around this fairy tale
like shadows dancing round our mountain's moon
when her light shines we'll set our course & sail
across the skies like birds in flight, & soon

we'll be lit up! all somber darkness done
wild blossoms basking in forever sun.

30 comments:

  1. Light and growth and laughter and adventure!
    And in such a pretty package.

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  2. Sonnetty indeed, my little bard-lette. :)

    Adore that first stanza. It's so rife with bittersweet I can't stand it. And that ending couplet!!! (Forgive my exclamation point exuberance.) Sigh... totally needed this one right now.

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  3. Lovely! What should we do for next week? Pick something terrible.

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  4. oh my love we will be writing spectacular sestinas! hee hee.

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  5. And a beautiful sonnet it is, Dear Marian. Great work, both in diction and form.

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  6. I'm so used to your free verse that this sonnet took me by surprise. What a beauty it is - very reminscent of the classics in tone and content. Such a treat, Marian.

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  7. This was so rhythmic and beautiful...every line was lovely!

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  8. Utterly lovely, Marian.

    I'm always treated to something special whenever I visit here:-)

    Thank you for sharing.

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  9. thank you, lovely friends.
    this was hard for me to write.
    i guess that's why it was a good thing to do :)

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  10. I am way impressed, Marian. This is a really beautiful sonnet, perfection in its rhythm and form and the words! the WORDS! So beautiful. It has been a very long time since I attempted a sonnet!

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  11. You created a lovely atmosphere in this poem.

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  12. A fairytale springs alive! Beautiful!

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  13. Marian,

    This was absolutely beautiful.
    Now what about a book of same said sonnets to follow!!!!

    Eileen :)

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  14. hah! one sonnet does not a book of sonnets make, eileen :)

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  15. It's got sort of a Bonnie Raitt feel to it.

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  16. tee hee. you are ridiculous but i still heart you.

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  17. i love your style!
    http://bttrflyscar.blogspot.com/2011/07/wallflowers.html

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  18. I am envious of your talent as a sonnet writer. :)

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  19. well, then i guess i will have to write some more :)
    (sheepish grin)

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  20. This is simply GLORIOUSLY beautiful. I love the mental images, the perfect words,the rhythm and metre. Now I want to try one! Wonderful writing, Marian. Wowzers!

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  21. A beautiful, classic, sonnet, which I would like to keep and re-read.

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  22. people love sonnets! i love sonnets!
    let's get busy and write some more :)

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