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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that beautiful Richard ... i appreciate the difficulty it is in using modern conversational language in a sonnet ... Sleepless Volcano and I have joined forces to complete this very challenging form and once we have done damage enough will send it too you for proofing :)) i appreciate your offer of assistance very much ... the Volcano and I are prepared in advance for needed correction ;) love this sonnet of your sir ... i put myself in it very easily and that great comfort of faith we need in death of the body ... you capture in a wonderful way between those guardian angel wings ... love it .. i pray my own faith is not found lacking in that moment ;)
E.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much, Gene, for such a lovely compliment. : )
How observant of you to recognize .. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

your a treasure Richard ...honestly...your devotion to the sonnet is catching .... you have me almos.. read more
Richard

1 Week Ago

"B L U S H!*"
Ooh! Both chilling and ominous. This had kind of a 'gothic feel' tto it for me. Nicely done.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month Ago

Beautifully spake, Dear Mari' 🍂
There does seem to be a rather balefully portentous atmosp.. read more
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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months 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

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months 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 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 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 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

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

3 Months 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 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months 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 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

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

3 Months 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 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

7 Months Ago

Breathless,
Ahnjolie, with great humility I sit before the moment's glowing caress of your vi.. read more

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