General Poetry posted January 16, 2023 Chapters:  ...207 208 -209- 210... 

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Free Verse

A chapter in the book One Thousand Cranes

I Met Death

by Gypsy Blue Rose

Dedicated to Dean Kuch, may he rest in peace
I met Death
      on a dreadful winter's night.

Cruel cold cut through my bones
      and numbed my heart.

He moved with ease
      and I dragged behind.

We strolled engulfed in a dark fog
      when we passed an empty schoolyard
      we heard echoes of
 laughter across. 

We glided over ripe wheat fields
      as the rising sun gifted us with light
      and dew glistened like a million starts.

On our way Beyond.


"Because I could not stop for Death; He kindly stopped for me; The Carriage held but just Ourselves; And Immortality. - Emily Dickinson - 1830-1886 inspired by 'because I could not stop for death' to read poem click here

Beyond = in my poem, it means 'the realm of death'.

FREE VERSE is an open form of poetry, which in its modern form arose through the French vers libre form. It does not use consistent meter patterns, rhyme, or any musical pattern.[1] It thus tends to follow the rhythm of natural speech.

"The poet waits quietly to paint the unsaid." Atticus

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