Dulcet Death

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When slipped in lucid bonds of earth; shall hear
them pine and suffer dearth. When time of dawn
dispels the dark; I watch in time for song of lark.
Life’s embroidered with bloom and thorn; I bade
their eyes not weep or mourn.

Let smiles adorn beloved encased; to form
a lovelier vision with pace. Breathe not on
world with timid breath; those whose gentle
hearts do fear. We leap where others refuse
to tread.

With fervour the poet began to bless
As friend converse with dulcet death.

 

 

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Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Pub

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Comments

  1. Victoria says:

    Love flow of meter and rhyme and the final couplet is like an exclamation point.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Victoria,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  2. Em says:

    I love this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Em,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  3. barbara says:

    Such beautiful words! I’m getting the impression from this, that it is a deceased person talking, and reassuring those left behind that they shouldn’t fear death. I may be totally wrong about this, though. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Barbara,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

      PS: You caught the essence of the poem beautifully 🙂

  4. Debi says:

    This flows like honey, sweet and satisfying.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debi,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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      xoxo

  5. Michael says:

    This is a lovely response to the prompt with a lovely sense of the words flowing beautifully into each other….well done Sunny…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Michael,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. Such gorgeous language and meter used here.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  7. kanzensakura says:

    dulcet death….the dead assuring the living. The couplet ties this all together and emphasizes it beautifully.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Toni,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  8. “Life’s embroidered with bloom and thorn”. Such beautifully profound line, Sanaa. Love the texture of the imagery! ♥

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  9. vandana says:

    Beautiful choice of words and they set the lovely tone and flow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Vandana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  10. Kim says:

    Oh yes, beautiful – agree with Victoria.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kim,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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      xoxo

  11. Björn says:

    What a wonderful way to express sadness…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  12. Mary says:

    A very thoughtfully meditative poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  13. A beautiful example of faith, & it is one of your best poems–terrific inner rhymes, & lyrical movement. I enjoyed this piece very much.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Glenn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  14. Imelda says:

    Lovely rhythm and flow here. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Imelda,

  15. Adcitlali says:

    Good rhythm in this poem. I really like your final verse.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Adcitlali,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  16. lillian says:

    “….life’s emroidered with bloom and thorn…” Wonderful line.
    I read this silently….and then reread aloud. It’s a beautiful piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Lillian,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  17. Kathy Reed says:

    I enjoyed this; it has an ethereal quality about it and is reassuring and rhythmic and fine.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kathy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  18. Gorgeous!! I love this:

    “Life’s embroidered with bloom and thorn”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  19. Bryan Ens says:

    Beautiful piece. I love how you have deliberately chosen to not have the rhymes at the ends of lines …that allows your poem to have the feel of rhyme, but the visual forces the reader to keep moving so that the message of the poem keeps flowing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bryan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  20. annell4 says:

    These words so well chosen, seem perfect.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Annell,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  21. Mish says:

    Exquisite. My favourite line….”Life’s embroidered with bloom and thorn; I bade
    their eyes not weep or mourn.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mish,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  22. Anusha Das says:

    I feel depth in your poetry. Very nice creation

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Anusha,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  23. Ava Hypatia says:

    Such richness of words! Lush. Thick. I read aloud to enjoy your work all the more.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ava,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  24. Sumana Roy says:

    So beautiful and profound….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  25. Jae Rose says:

    I think poetry can be a kind of extreme support – living life with a heightened sense of being without having to be fit or jumping off a cliff edge..when we embrace the ability to express and write..the end should indeed feel ‘ok’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  26. Old Egg says:

    “Breathe not on the world with timid breath” these are such beautiful and wise words Sanaa and show that we must grasp hold of life so firmly.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  27. Mary says:

    Wonderful to have an opportunity to read your poem a second time! Love the way you expressed this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  28. Truedessa says:

    The dead can cross realms to reassure others there is life on the other side..just my opinion. A haunting visitation.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Truedessa,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  29. dsnake1 says:

    Lovely flow of words, the reader is led to read the poem in one go.
    Enjoyed the poem. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Dsnake,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  30. ZQ says:

    Very interesting poetic introduction to “sweet”death.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello ZQ,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  31. What a great couplet at the end! Well structured and written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Matthew,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  32. This reads as beautifully as an old classic. I especially admire “dulcet death”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  33. Shawna says:

    This is excellent, Sanaa. I do so look forward to reading your work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Shawna,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  34. Steve King says:

    I enjoyed your creative use of rhyme and meter in this poem. It flowed very well, leaving behind a sweet/sad echo.
    Steve K.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Steve,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely language with a wonderful flow

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Elizabeth,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  36. Wendy Bourke says:

    This is mesmerizing … like a haunting incantation.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Wendy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  37. Oh, if death could always be dulcet, and such conversations readily available!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

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