Sonnet MAG

January 24, 2008
By Nora Tumas, Cinnaminson, NJ

In dreamlike daze, one floats and cannot stop
With bare feet gliding ’long the raised walkway
Beneath the trees whose virgin shadows drop
Athwart the planks of splint’ry wood they lay.
Reaching ’cross creams and ash of peeling bark
The satin fingers stroke old Nature’s charm,
While eyes of magic shift toward dazzling arc –
That blazing orb gives breath without alarm.
The sudden hush of summer’s air abide –
(Sultry conditions welcome beads of sweat)
The birds, whose squawking jests have bared their pride,
For only heat could make them that upset.
One body, in a world of sun-swept beams
Where Nature’s heartbeats force realistic dreams.



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on Jun. 22 2016 at 9:42 am
ripvansprinkle, West Chester, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Smash the mirrors but avoid the pieces." - B. McNally

Incredible imagery! Simple gorgeous.

on May. 21 2014 at 3:50 pm
SadStories123 BRONZE, Park Ridge, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life."
-F.Scott Fitzgerald
(The Great Gatsby)

Great choice of words to make the powm come to life.

on Jan. 7 2014 at 12:29 pm
micshea99 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
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LOVE the couplet!

on Oct. 29 2012 at 9:51 am
PaulMunoz72 BRONZE, Ferris, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real" - Tupac Shakur

You did really great on this, true talent right there!

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on Jan. 17 2012 at 8:20 pm
Luna557 SILVER, Wheaton, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
for springtime is lovetime and viva sweet love -e.e.cummings

A very nicely structured sonnet. It's cool to see someone write in the style, because it has long gone out of fashion, and is far more uncommon. The subject matter lent itself well to the format.

on Dec. 4 2011 at 12:40 pm
Theheartalwayswrites546, Tallmadge, Ohio
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This is amazing! You're soooo talented.

on Dec. 4 2011 at 5:29 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

I must say this piece is Perfect*! You sure are talented. :)
Please check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past". Would really love your feedback...

on Nov. 12 2011 at 3:31 pm
SophieG. SILVER, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
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very descriptive! I like it a lot. Check out my work!!!!

 


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on Nov. 7 2011 at 12:21 pm
Snowed GOLD, Dublin, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams" - Yeats

Can honestly not see how this was not voted number 1.. this is absolutely gorgeous

on Sep. 7 2011 at 6:10 pm
Mr.Indescribable SILVER, Cerro Gordo, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Hard work beats talent when talent doesnt work hard-Kevin Durant
Pressure Makes Diamonds-Kendall Marshall
Jumping to conclusions just makes the fall a lot harder-Me

Whoa this is really good. Very discriptive. I love it. Hey could anybody read mine? i gotta new one out called "lifes whatever you make it" i need feedback

on Jul. 25 2011 at 8:03 pm
SoCalBarbie SILVER, Riverside, California
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Favorite Quote:
"whoever said the sky is the limit was incorrect, because I saw footprints on the moon."

wow. wow. and wow again. that was beautiful elegant and just sheer genius! ILOVED IT!(: check out my poems Im kinda still green to all this(: so check out my poems : in my eye, dear brother do you remember, and i will not stand

on Jul. 3 2011 at 9:03 pm
EvaDushaneSullivan GOLD, Medina, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Salvador Dali
\"Do not fear mistakes - there are none\"

how do you do that?! so good!

on Apr. 6 2011 at 3:41 pm
my.freedom.lies.in.free.verse PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

amazing! i wish i had this artistic ability!

on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:10 pm

he was very discriptive

 


on Mar. 15 2011 at 7:05 pm
ripvansprinkle, West Chester, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Smash the mirrors but avoid the pieces." - B. McNally

This was absolutely AMAZING!  You're so descriptive!!!  Definately tagged this as a favorite!

on Mar. 15 2011 at 9:09 am
Dominicano_Loco PLATINUM, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Live and learn, and when ya fall, Stand Strong and come back!"/"I'm goin to regrett this 1 tomorrow."

:O that's absolutly amazing! You did very well.

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on Oct. 26 2010 at 6:24 pm
RaMay42 SILVER, Harvest, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
~James Michener

Oh... my... this was incredible! Just beautiful! As some others have said, your word usage makes me feel as though I am reading something Shakespeare might have written. Magnificent.

on Aug. 29 2010 at 1:23 pm
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's mouth...it will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

*squawking

on Aug. 29 2010 at 1:23 pm
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's mouth...it will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

I loved it. It has wonderful imagry and beautiful, unique metaphors. I especially liked the "squaking jests."

on Aug. 7 2010 at 3:41 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

You're incredibly talented. This is impressive. It is Shakesperion right


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