LIFE'S SONG ⁓ (fear neither life nor death)

LIFE'S SONG ⁓ (fear neither life nor death)

A Poem by Richard
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English Sonnet

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LIFE’S SONG

Beneath grayed cloak the evergreens reach high
to drink from air,  their needles weighted full.
Limbs supple, softer than an unborn sigh,
subdued in mist, give way to Nature’s pull.
At night, soft whispers you may nigh hear of … 
o' do not fear and turn to run from such;
for, only ‘tis the kiss of winds above
in chilling flight … upon life’s lips, its touch.
Amidst those mists and shadows lies a shrine
of vine-made arbors … gravestones for the dead.
An angel stands its guard, by Death’s design,
that peaceful comfort wroughts when life has fled.
Should thee soar high, between that angel’s wings,
hold tight with faith;
then, hear the song life sings.


Richard W. Jenkins
©2016




1st Place

FanStory Sonnet Contest


© 2018 Richard



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I like everything about this piece, from the word choice, to its softness, and quiet understanding of the interplay of nature, life, and death -- the earthly and the spiritual -- it is so warm and comforting, something I would hope to achieve within the context of a sonnet.

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Years Ago

KL,
I can reasonably expect your poetic potential to one day eclipse the skill it took to com.. read more
Richard

2 Years Ago

Thank you, KL.



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such a longing of beauty and loneliness really. Very well written and expressed.
Love your poetic style. flows really nicely. I love reading poems that have flow
and rhyme. It's refreshing. nicely written

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Yes, Ryanna 🌸
It seems rhymed, metered poetry is becoming a dying art of late … on this .. read more
A very beautiful write, so lovely and poetic

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Thank you most warmly, Brandie 🌻
Three reads in a row … you have me blushing.
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dear Richard... as I read your poetry of the Evergreens... softer than a new born’s sigh...
I could feel the presence of feathered birds on boughs of gentle Songs... Yes, it is essential to keep the music of the heart always part of life. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Many thank you's, Pat!
I feel very grateful and rewarded from the sheer blessings of your wor.. read more
A perfect song that life sings, indeed! I love the contrast of life and death in this, even though a little dark, still pleasing to the mind's eye. An absolutely beautiful ending too.
From the 'kiss of winds' to 'life's lips' all the way to 'Death's design' and ending on 'Life's song', there is everything in this piece to adore. And certainly a good lesson for me to understand Sonnet writing ;)
Lovely to read. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

2 Months Ago

Dr. YumnaKay,
Of all those who've come to review this one for me and leave their commentary, .. read more
oh wow! so beautiful and soft, enjoyed your words. like your talent

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Brief and to the point, Dalton,
I can't help but smile from the sweet praise and expressed en.. read more
Richard

1 Month Ago

PS: I hope you return to us in 2019.
Oh wow, I really like the themes you touched on here. Life, death... and how we perceive it, except you wrote about it so romantically and sweetly. Such a joy to be reading your work again. :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Ah, Clara!
How sweet you are to leave me such wonderful words of enjoyment and approval for t.. read more
In life we have to face the inevitable - sombre, sinister feel brought home by your own great words. A reader can easily put themselves in the scene you have captured so well. Please keep sharing those searching words with your wide readership, dear Sir!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Gish, Kitty!
I, almost, missed your thoughtfully introspective words of ex[pressed appreciati.. read more
kitty

1 Month Ago

So great your command of words used most effectively. In praise of one of the 'greats'.
Masterfully written, and appropriately titled... 'Life's Song'. We are as God's instrument, born unto a composition that is uniquely our own. Those invited into our lives join us, with nature, in creating a crescendo...each movement a memory ingrained upon life itself, always present...never lost. Even whilst in the gentle fall of the decrescendo, we are embraced by the pulsing, soft melodic notes. And finally, death is but a rest in the piece of music defining our lives. It is not the end, it is but a pause. Our bodies, the instruments of God may be silent...but the music they have created shall be evermore. No need to fear death, nor the angelic guardians at Heaven's gate...for nothing is truly lost. Thank you for your most lovely work, Richard...
Soft smiles for you...
Ahnjolie

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Breathless,
Ahnjolie, with great humility I sit before the moment's glowing caress of your vi.. read more
The emotions of your story, and the image dug deep into my soul. Your talent is so beautiful. Thank you so much for you imaginary of fantasy and warmth in your sonnet.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Richard

4 Months Ago

Judy,
I thank you sincerely and gratefully for sharing your feelings derived from reading thi.. read more
My kind of poetry... beautiful, beautiful.

I never understand why lovely poetry written perfectly in form does not get as much accolade as a lot of badly written free verse.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

8 Months Ago

My kind of reviewer … beautiful, beautiful. ; )

Oh, Stella,
That's easily ex.. read more
Stella Armour

8 Months Ago

Praise well deserved Richard, and a pleasure to read good poetry +(*_*)+
Richard

8 Months Ago

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