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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In Solitude

Composite Eglantines, Celandines, Larkspurs
My solitude creates an aura full
of efflorescent pink and yellow-green;
inspired by painted thoughts, pale eglantine
ideas wind through myths and madrigals.
Rosettes of stories start to twist and curl

where colors shine like sunlit celandines.
Then legends filled with plotted serpentines
take shape, replace and populate my world.

In rainbow tinted songs I'll juxtapose

new poems where my sunlit histories
will soften dark adumbral older lines.
I'll wash away the blackened martyr's clothes
once stained by false and shameful mysteries.
With larkspur's hymns I'll break the paradigm.



© Gay Reiser Cannon * 9/25/12* All Rights Reserved

31 comments:

  1. love the picture you have drawn with so many flowers...the closing lines are strong, great!

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  2. I love the imagery in this piece and the last line resonates with me. Well written.

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  3. another sonnet...and so wonderfully done that i only realized at second look...love the breaking free mood in this...the solitude...colors agains the dark..

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  4. Gay, beautiful! I'd love to hear this piece read out loud. It has a spoken word feel to me. Would love to see you further expand the piece. It lives my friend, not only the page, but in the words you could express with your mouth in poetic utterance. I continue to follow your work.

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  5. Nice to see solitude as a blessing rather than a curse, as some do.

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  6. Very nice and I love the ending....thank you Gay...for sharing..bkm

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  7. Agree w. Emmett...This should spoken...the rhythm of the sonnet is perfect and your images are spellbinding. Very nice!

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  8. For Emmett and Jackie - done...and posted. Hope you enjoy it!

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  9. of efflorescent pink and yellow-green' gorgeous and an added treat is to hear you speak it Gay - wonderful - don't know how I tore myself away - spellbound went on to listen to Priestess and music - hypnotic - xxx hugs lib

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  10. Clever metaphor and hope in the flowers of solitude

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  11. Dancing through the mind of a poet. Could there be a more colorful place? A place were paradigm shifts occur spontaneously.

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  12. smiles...i love the break out of happiness there in the last stanza...washing away the shadow brooding and letting the sunlight and rainbows break in...a real uplifting piece gay...

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  13. What a lovely sonnet Gay ~ I love the colors weaving and lifting up the piece ~

    Enjoyed the gentle spoken word as well ~

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  14. Beautiful words to match a beautiful picture. You are clever using form so effectively! :)

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  15. Great imagery in this, beautiful!

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  16. All that color lends this poem its timbre.

    I admire how you have your way with the sonnet.

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  17. beautiful picture and the loveliness of your words

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  18. Wonderful rhyme and meter in this sonnet. The use of color was lively throughout. Solitude can be such a fertile breeding ground...enjoyed your voice rendering this. Nice work. A delight to re-read and speak aloud.

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  19. I love the slant rhymes here and the whole sonnet - reminds me of something Peaseblossom might recite. k.

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  20. Wonderful, wonderful words Gay ... two of my favourites used in this one: eglantine, adumbral ... so evocative and used to great effect.

    'With larkspur's hymns I'll break the paradigm' ~ a superb final line ~ absolutely love it.

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  21. lovely sonnet Gay. Love the language and word decisions you made here, in all an extremely strong piece. Thanks

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  22. Luscious, glorious sonnet - wonderful

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  23. The lyricism is crisp and vibrant. Very, very good work! Thanks for stopping by my place.

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  24. It sings a complex and colorful melody, so wonderful to hear you read it. Masterfully done!

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  25. Wow! Gay, this is beautiful. I envy those who can write such gorgeous sonnets. I love this;
    "In rainbow tinted songs I'll juxtapose
    new poems where my sunlit histories"

    Thanks for commenting on piece for dVerse, you were the first to actually comment on my writing, and not the experience.

    Pamela

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  26. lovely piece Gay, the imagery of your language and your reading led to a very visceral connection to it for me. Thank you ~ Rose

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  27. beautiful. you paint quite a beautiful (and floral) picture. I'm glad "rainbow tinted songs" will help to break free from the serpentines.

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  28. Gorgeous. I could hear the colors and scents sing to me. Wonderful.

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  29. You are a beautiful flower and lovely poet! This is an excellent piece full of vivid imagery.

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