Danny Draper

Rookie - 134 Points (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Sonnet for essence

Faint aeons dimmed over far spreading bly,
Soft even light blanketed ground and sky,
A kindness where both day and night relent
And now exhausted land lies calm and spent.
Perpetually it grew as from a kiss
Myriad challenges bringing it to this,
Clung on tight with indifference where 'er found
And yet in every nook and cranny did abound.
Endurance gave rise to bold prosperity,
Sentience arose, and sometimes serenity,
Aesthetic connect weaved a care for life
Business ate amenity, awakening hiraeth.
And within, a most subtle beauty lies,
Love realised, is that which it implies.

Danny Draper 24/10/2013

Submitted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Bly - Billions of Light Years

Hiraeth - hear eye-th (pronunciation)

Hiraeth /hɪəraɪ̯θ/ is a Welsh word that has no direct English translation. The University of Wales, Lampeter attempts to define it as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, or an earnest desire[1] for the Wales of the past.[2]

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  • Rookie - 913 Points Susan Lacovara (11/14/2013 8:20:00 AM)

    Your crafted caress, so vibrant, expressed...thank you for the enlightening note...I think I shall linger, here, awhile. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,391 Points Kevin Patrick (11/10/2013 10:45:00 PM)

    Every word is composed together with fine finesse your not so much a wordsmith but an architect allowing it to smoothly flow through, and to top it off I found out a new word. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,381 Points Diane Hine (10/25/2013 4:51:00 AM)

    Essence of empathy - matters not why we care but that we care. A seamless synthesis of lines creates a consummate whole. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,713 Points Lyn Paul (10/24/2013 10:16:00 AM)

    Beautiful words gracefully delivered. Poet notes were great. Really felt I was back in the past (Report) Reply

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