Black Poetry : This One Moment - A Sonnet

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    I want to hold your secret hand and cry
    Your touch will open up the heavy sky.
    Your warmth will draw the sorrow from my spirit,
    Because the silence of your love can hear it

    Your secret, silent arms around my heart,
    Your sweet and wordless patience will impart
    No sound advice, but silently my breast
    Enfold in understanding, peace and rest.

    I cherish each dear moment by your mount.
    To you my broken heart is offered up
    A vessel, full but empty; salty fount
    Of waters falling precious in your cup.

    Oh Lord, in this one moment let me live.
    And other moments graciously forgive.
     
  2. PurpleMoons

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    Beautiful!
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I haven't written a sonnet in years, there's nothing like the rhythm and tempo of it. This was a lovely moment in verse for sure.
     
  4. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Thanks for the love Purple and Watz
    Sonnets are a beautiful disciplined form, aren't they
     
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    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is so pretty!!!!
     
  6. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    I'm glad you like it, Sweet
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    lovin this piece u really mastered it to perfection
     
  8. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    There you go Rich spreading that love. Keep doin' watcha doin' Right at this moment the Stylistics are screaming on my cd player "How can I repay you for having faith in me? God bless you..."
     
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    a wonderful write,
    enjoyably peaceful
    read and appreciated.

    thank you.
    Coco :heart:
     
  10. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Thanks Coco! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
     
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