Woolf

Woolf

A Poem by Sarah Conder
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Inspired by Virginia Woolf.

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The cool, clear water greeted your aged frame,

Enveloping you in its silken embrace.

The pockets of your pea-green overcoat, lined with stones,

Weighed down your wearied form,

Stealing you away from the torment of your

Darkened thoughts; nefarious whispers

You could no longer bear to hear.

 

In those final, breathless moments, did you reflect on the

Love bestowed upon you?

Did you return to those tranquil days beneath the

Golden apples trees where you were once so content?

Or did you slip away as peacefully as the newly melted snow,

Succumbing to the gentle lull of the water’s ebb and flow

To send you on your eternal slumber?

 

While all around, the world you left behind

Continued to rage and tremble in its

Unrelenting struggle for victory;

Razing your home, the very fragments of your existence,

To the ground.

 

And yet, as you floated silently along your watery bed,

Seaward-bound,

The crocus and the daffodil still bloomed

In the soft radiance of the April sunshine.

© 2013 Sarah Conder


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wonderful poem...the gentle way to die...and the consequences all portrayed with some great skill...You will go far

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

6 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Quite interesting... It's a divine piece that makes masterpieces more of an insult! Truly, one of my top 20 favorate poems. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Oh my, what a lovely thing to say, thank you :)
oh another great peace of poetry that touches my soul, what i have left of it...bravo bravo

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you, that means a lot :)
this sounds more like the writing of an aged poet than someone seventeen...

so impressive, sarah condor! so impressive...

i felt myself succumbing to the water's embrace.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Keep the good work up, never stop dreaming and you will reach the heavens.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is beautiful! I especially loved this:

"Or did you slip away as peacefully as the newly melted snow,
Succumbing to the gentle lull of the water’s ebb and flow".

Bravo!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you!
Pretty good. I like the use of adjectives. I don't really see a ton of poems like that.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much :)
Kyle J. Lawson

7 Years Ago

Welcome. :D
You are a poet! Nice job. I read this a few times and like the word pictures you give and the thoughtful style of writing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much :)
I love your writing style! This is really pretty.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you m'dear!
Ben E. J. Edwards

7 Years Ago

You're welcome! I keep reading your name as Sarah 'Connor' xD
Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Close, but not quite!
Such a beautiful write from beginning to end Dear Sarah...I subscribed twice to your writing today haa because I unsubscribed by mistake...Rose:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Oh, not to worry! Thank you so much :)

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Sarah Conder
Sarah Conder

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