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                         for my grandmother


Her flowers, softly pressed against her palm,
have lost their quiet gift of sunlit breath
in lieu of gentle summer's song, this psalm
hushed now by looming mute of living death.
The owl's lonely mating cry rings out
against the fjord today, and still I find
her shorn cloth adorning my clouded route
home. Roughly textured skin of night confined
my skin; however, the small trestles built
from earth to hidden light behind the moon
guide me to her in sleep. Her petals lilt
toward my lap, hold me until the room
becomes a slowing top. They fall the way
she falls. The dark blends calmly into gray.
A sonnet to honor my grandmother.
G.D.W. (January 11, 1928 - August 4, 2012)
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Given 2013-04-08
The poet honors their grandmother in the calming form of a beautifully woven sonnet. Sonnet 4 is by ~jswebb ( Featured by Nichrysalis )
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IAstartov Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Great work, congrats!
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kweenasue Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss my grandmother now :( Thank you for such a wonderful piece.
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thecrazymagnet Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Writer
This is simply gorgeous. I love the way you played with flow.
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jswebb Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Writer
I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by and reading. :)
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thecrazymagnet Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Writer
Anytime :)
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
Such a lovely tribute. :love:
Congratulations on the well-deserved DD, dear soul. :huggle:
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jswebb Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Writer
Thank you, friend. :)
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
My pleasure! :heart:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Not a traditional sonnet in terms of sentence structure, but I love the way it flows. I especially like the lap/top half-rhyme in the last couple lines, and the shorn/adorning one, and the skin of night/hidden light one is my favorite. :huggle:
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jswebb Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Writer
I'm very glad you enjoyed the piece. :) Thank you for reading.
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