Category Archives: Sonnet

Evensong

EVENSONG By Poeticmeditations The nightingale now faintly sings Verdant fields grow wan and pale The bee its honey no longer brings Silent the wood thrush in the vale Gone the season of sweet kisses Flown the youthful bliss away Bouquets … Continue reading

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The Awakening

AWAKENING By PoeticMeditations Earth gently wakens from its nocturne Distant sun has now drawn near Rejoice the birds at its return Soon will bloom the rose so dear. Fall the steady rains that all nourish Rise the vital sap unseen … Continue reading

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The Brevity of Life

THE BREVITY OF LIFE By PoeticMeditations Our lives are merely but a breath And so the good Book tells us so Our common fate to end in death Where we’ll rest in the ground below. With this in mind, what … Continue reading

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If All Good Things Must Come to an End

IF ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END By PoeticMeditations If all good things must come to an end Then must our love suffer such a fate? Can it last if we carefully tend Those things that the fragile … Continue reading

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I Will Go Gently Into that Good Night ( In Response to Dylan Thomas )

I WILL GO GENTLY INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT ( IN RESPONSE TO DYLAN THOMAS ) By PoeticMeditations I will go gently into that good night I will not rage against the dying of the light This world has become so … Continue reading

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“Meditations in a Churchyard”

MEDITATIONS IN A CHURCHYARD By Poetic Meditations Beneath a shady pine I sit alone Amidst these silent testaments: Mere names and dates inscribed in stone Upon these weathered monuments. No trace of virtue or vice remain, No sound of laughter … Continue reading

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“The Visions and the Songs”

THE VISIONS AND THE SONGS By Poetic Meditations In his thirtieth year, the calling came divine, Leaving all, a towering mountain he did climb, HIgh above the lofty tree tops and the clouds, Far from the petty masses and rabble … Continue reading

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“The Sonnets of Michelangelo” translated by Elizabeth Jennings

Not only did Michelangelo sculpt the statue of David and and paint the Sistine Chapel, but he also wrote some amazing sonnets! Facile in artistic form, he was also facile in poetic form. In doing the translation, Elizabeth Jennings said … Continue reading

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A Grasshopper, a Cricket and John Keats

Finished two more woodblock prints, this time of a grasshopper and a cricket. As we transition into autumn, here’s John Keats’s meditative and ever-so lovely sonnet, On the Grasshopper and Cricket: ON THE GRASSHOPPER AND CRICKET By John Keats The … Continue reading

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“The Poet at His Craft” ( Self-Portrait )

                  THE POET AT HIS CRAFT  ( Self-Portrait ) In the early morning hours, before the day awakens, The soft scratching of a pen nib across a blank, white page As it … Continue reading

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