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Another Rainy Day (for Benjamin)


JoelJosol
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JoelJosol

It has been all blue sky today
and the warmth of the earth 
still lingered
when like a bolt of lightning 
from a summer storm,
the news of your death
thundered into my heart.

Another rainy season has begun.

(A poem born from my broken heart for a childhood friend.)
 

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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David W. Parsley

Joel.  Wow.  Simple imagery and symbol do all the work here.  Sympathies, my friend.

Thanks (I think)
- Dave

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Joel, this is a well-crafted elegy. The contrasting first and last lines gives it exceptional power. I think you should add your friends name, to follow the title: For _________ .

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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  • JoelJosol changed the title to Another Rainy Day (for Benjamin)
JoelJosol
On 6/13/2022 at 5:52 AM, David W. Parsley said:

Joel.  Wow.  Simple imagery and symbol do all the work here.  Sympathies, my friend.

Thanks (I think)
- Dave

Thanks Dave. I am glad that I was able to illustrate the pain of the news.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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JoelJosol
On 6/14/2022 at 8:11 AM, tonyv said:

Joel, this is a well-crafted elegy. The contrasting first and last lines gives it exceptional power. I think you should add your friends name, to follow the title: For _________ .

Tony

Thanks, Tony. I edited the title to make it more personal.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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