Sunday, January 22, 2006

Year Before Me



Sixty-eight written on the back in pen
and on the front a girl at the beach.
You were only twenty then
with a life of freedom within your reach.
A future of possibilities
for that woman in the sand.
An ocean of responsibility
came with that wedding band.
Out there by the sea
the vast waters mirrored your beauty.
You wondered who I would be
as you rose to motherly duty.
Dancing in the seashore dew
was me safe inside you.

--Shenandoah Lynd

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shenan,
Your poem was beautiful. I'm glad you are back writing poetry. Keep it up. Love,
Mom
You know I wouldn't miss the recital. Please let me know the place and time and I will be there.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is amazing. You are really talented.

-Christina-

9:38 AM  
Blogger Doah said...

Thanks for the kind words. I am proud of this one because it's my very first sonnet. Usually, I've written free-verse. A sonnet, as you know, has 14 lines: three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. I had never tried one. This one is the so-called English sonnet which has the following pattern: abab, cdcd, efef, gg. I want to write some more "proper" poetry. Anyway, thanks.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous the Dude said...

"I'd write you a sonnet
but I don't know where to start
I'm so used to laughing
at the things in my heart"

-Sting

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