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Sonnet XXIX: An ending

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The world bent towards the end I would have written
then like a harp-string snapped—the twisted threads
unwound, and all sprung back to what we had been
now I am gutted—and you, I think, are dead.

What use are harps when vaunting horns of silver
proclaim the world has ended; what for me
is left amongst the ruin and raging rivers
of blood and ash, and every tie cut free?

And yet—when your song wound through empty halls
and through your melodies all was reclaimed
I loved it then; that strain; its dying fall--
but tunes are lost, and only words remain.

Yes, only words remain. I cannot write
the wonder in your song—the  world alight.
I realized I hadn't posted this, so I hope you can all forgive my current sonnet trend. :)

As always, I'm grateful for any critiques or suggestions!
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Quite possibly, you may be the greatest modern sonneteer whose work I have ever had the pleasure to read.  I've browsed through your gallery and  I can't really critique you other than to say your words flow with a true and often tragic beauty and I am glad to have stumbled upon them. Please keep writing.
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Thank you, and for the watch! I do very much enjoy writing sonnets. :)
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Congratulations on the DD - well earned, well earned...!
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Thank you!
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Leopold002Hobbyist Writer
Love the last stanza! Have always loved rhymes.
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Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
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Wow! Congratulations on the Daily Deviation recognition! :clap:
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Thanks!
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NichrysalisHobbyist Writer
:clap: A very refreshing take on a sonnet.
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Thank you :)
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winsanleonStudent Interface Designer
lovely
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Thanks!
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Parsat Writer
Why does this piece remind me of Ragnarok?
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williamszmStudent Writer
I'm not sure, but that's super interesting. I was going for a bit apocalyptic, but maybe the horns/world's ending bit ended up specifically Ragnarok sounding?
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Parsat Writer
Yeah, that and the "wound through empty halls" made me think of Valhalla.
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williamszmStudent Writer
Yeah, I can easily see that. Thanks for pointing the connection out!
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