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Realise- @aya_pieceofme (1 reply and 1 comment)

Aya_pieceofme
4 weeks ago
Aya_pieceofme 4 weeks ago

A kind of insanity plagues me

It wrecks and remakes me

Similar to the earth in the drought of time, hoarding the sea

Like the parched, dried-up river awaiting thee

Clear as nature's unbiased  pain, weaved without heed

Relief in the season's breath ploughed bitter-sweet

I anticipate a storm birthing a seed

For there on the transient horizon

Is a phantom on the ocean's breeze_

 

Susan Katz
3 weeks ago
Susan Katz 3 weeks ago

You've tightened and heightened the intensity and the intent of the poem.  I will definitely be featuring your poem in the very near future.  Writing poetry is like planting a garden - the poem needs constant attention and "weeding" until it finally reaches its full potential.  You made great strides and did some fine editing.  I appreciate your trust in me and am delighted that you have shared your work.  Your friend in poetry, Susan

 

A kind of insanity plagues me

It wrecks and remakes me

Similar to the earth in the drought of time, hoarding the sea

Like the parched, dried-up river awaiting thee

Clear as nature's unbiased  pain, weaved without heed  (in this context - "weaved"  should be "woven")

Relief in the season's breath ploughed bitter-sweet

I anticipate a storm birthing a seed

For there on the transient horizon

Is a phantom on the ocean's breeze_ (I very much like this!)

Aya_pieceofme
2 weeks ago

Thank you
And you are totally right ... It needs to be woven...
Aya

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