General Poetry posted June 19, 2017


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A Lost Love

Taken By TheSea

by country ranch writer

She stood high upon the cliffs
Watching for the sailing ships
But it was not to be you see

Their love could never come to be
His life was lost into the briny deep
There he would spend his eternity

She can be found nightly up on the cliffs
Waiting for her lover's safe return one day
As the waves caress the rocks below the seas




Monody writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a monody.

A monody is a poem in which one person laments another's death, as in Tennyson's Break, Break, Break, or Wordsworth's She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways. (Also see Dirge, Elegy, Epitaph)


Example:
The Sea's Handmaiden

She often walked along the shore
In windy weather or in fair,
But now my love shall stroll no more,
Nor will the breeze play with her hair.

I did not even know her name
When she came to me that summer day.
A wild thing that I could never tame,
But all the same, I thought she'd stay.

I've lost her, my love, to the sea
Her footsteps fading in the sand.
If only the waves would return her to me,
So we might stroll hand in hand.

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