Welcome to the final instalment of Wildfowl Weekly :>)
Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8yx4k4tzqE :>) (of course, FT is female, but otherwise the resemblance is striking for her existence qua poet)

Sonnet: By Swan Lake, 22 February 2014

When dawn brings scarlet needlefuls of pain
to rage too freely through my pale-veined walls
whose blood defences long lie cruelly slain
by evil that esteems unhallowed halls;
and when my mind is turmoiled by the ills
that linger every instant to assail
as soldiers battling weak physician's wills
and rendering rent ramparts freshly frail;
then let my thoughts fly like a feathered flock
towards this languid lake, serene and cool,
alighting lightly on a mossy rock
as swans sail slowly over circling school.
Thus shall I settle, under Severn skies,
among the wetlands song of wildfowl cries.

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Written on 2014-05-26 at 01:30

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
This is an amazing poem, E. It's beautifully written, of course, passing from the dark and unpleasantness of the present to the sweetness and light of memory.

F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
I tried to write in this form before, which I've achieved, but I thought the topic was absolutely naff, so never posted it... always impresses me when others write in this form with a topic that is so very meaningful as this composition of yours is... very beautiful, made me think that there are things to comfort us through whatever type of pain one is experiencing... an escape sort of deal. I may be way off-course, but that's how the words resonate for me... I liked this very much, of course.

Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
One reads a high classic lovely lamenting melody
soaring free of the binding chains of mortal pains
into an eternal woodland wildfowl aelysium.
Read with rapturous applause*


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