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To wisdom that suggests this verse I may write,
Over and over, I heard, as crows, sang my name
I witness their presence assist the ocean’s might
While musing, on their stories, decades of fame.

Believe woe is ephemeral but then everything is
When our souls have learned love’s pang to bear
Can not think of a thought not wrapped with his
Oh, even more, when a murder of crows, appear.

With arms, outstretched, fear I am, barely afloat
While death, above impatient, to mount and ride
The crows, they observe me as I moored my boat
Beseech so as to why, my verse is barren of pride.

The waves, beryl and billowing, soon die away
As feverish dreams that bloom, wilt and decay

 

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Form: Shakespearean Sonnet

Posted for Poems in April @ Real ToadsΒ 

Posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Pub

Comments

  1. The crow inspiration led you to write a lovely poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you!❀️

  2. Very beautiful writing, as always, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  3. paul scribbles says:

    As is often the case you write with a romantic’s pen and though there is darker element at play even when the prompt is crow the romantic lurks.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Paul ❀️

  4. De Jackson says:

    A sonnet of crows. I love it!
    Oooo. I wonder which bird group we can assign the word “sonnet” to? πŸ˜‰

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

      (Oooh now you have me wondering that too! πŸ˜€ )

  5. A stunning poem, with depth alongside the dark romanticism. All wonderful as a whole; and the phrase, ‘The waves, beryl and billowing’ particularly delighted me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  6. Jim says:

    Such a nice poem, Sanaa. The ending is darker than the poem, all seems lost.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  7. Fireblossom says:

    Thanks, Sunny.

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Shay ❀️ Thank you for the lovely prompt πŸ™‚

  8. Gina says:

    Absolutely adored this piece. Especially as I had mused over crows on the beach this last week*not something I had witnessed before* XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gina πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  9. Thotpurge says:

    verse barren of pride… that bears some pondering!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❀️

  10. Marina Sofia says:

    I don’t think it’s just the picture that makes me think of the Pre-Raphaelites – it’s the sonnet form and the language as well, something solemn and mysterious about it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marina πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  11. Xenia says:

    A beautifully deep poem Sanaa – it feels very guided by the wisdom of the crows ? xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️ xoxo

  12. Walter Marks says:

    The murder of crows at work here too. They took your dreams away. How sad! They’re always chattering, but never for good. Well said!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Walter πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  13. Kerry says:

    Such a beautiful sonnet, rich in imagery and story-telling, with many memorable lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  14. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked this description: “woe is ephemeral”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  15. Marian says:

    Wow, moody and complex, just like she is.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  16. Sue Anderson says:

    Really enjoyed this, especially the lines “Believe woe is ephemeral but then everything is
    When our souls have learned love’s pang to bear.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sue πŸ™‚ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

      1. Especially liked the description of the waves. Nice imagery.

        1. Sanaa says:

          Thank you so much, Victoria πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  17. Grace says:

    A lovely sonnet Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

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