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Bounded By Wings - Poem by jim hogg

Love is a dancing of very small things
Or river of madness without release -
A handful of moments bounded by wings

That carry us; an exquisite disease
We greedily suffer its blissful ache
Or river of madness without release

It's a serenade and the vows we break
In the heart of the storm, the pit of loss
We greedily suffer its blissful ache

And borne by love there's no gulf we can't cross
All that it brings seems especially true
In the heart of the storm, the pit of loss

An answering call that's suddenly through
Under our radar and under our skin
All that it brings seems especially true

In eyes that can't hide the smiling within
Love is a dancing of very small things
Under our radar and under our skin -
A handful of moments bounded by wings


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Comments about Bounded By Wings by jim hogg

  • Linda Ori (10/30/2015 9:47:00 AM)


    Delicious write, as always, Jim. We suffer much in the name of love, but it is the one thing we all crave, and would do anything to find. Lovely read........glad to see you here once again! (Report) Reply

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  • F. J. Thomas (8/13/2014 10:13:00 AM)


    An exquisite disease...yes it is isn't it :) I enjoyed your word play here Jim. I'm finding many are shying away from it b/c of bullies here confusing English lessons with poetry.
    A person who believes that every piece of true poetry has to be formatted the way a standard sentence is does not have an accurate understanding of poetry and is devoid of any meaningful emotion with the exception of bitterness. Your poem is lovely :)
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  • (4/2/2014 2:25:00 AM)


    Just revisiting as this is one of my favourites of yours...and second time round I'm even more moved..and inspired too to attempt writing something in this form. thanks for this one Jim... (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2013 4:51:00 AM)


    The last stanza is especially beautiful. Wonderful writing as always Jimbob! : -) (Report) Reply

  • William F Dougherty (10/24/2012 5:30:00 PM)


    On second reading: writing a villanelle with sufficient skill to conceal labor transformed
    to ease is an enviable feat of unbounded, unrippled flight.
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  • William F Dougherty (4/26/2012 12:43:00 PM)


    Credit this villanelle in terza rima to a true (poeta) maker. (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2012 4:27:00 AM)


    The form you have chosen for this poem is perfect simply because it combines the freedom of thought with the rigidness of structure and in so doing reinforces the juxtaposition created in the title. The first five stanza’s flow beautifully with their interlocked rhymes and the repitition of the second line of each just unravels the thought process further. The final quatrain creates a resounding echo which is both memorable and thought provoking. I think you’ve even managed to maintain the iambic pentameter throughout…an exceptional terzanelle and one I'd love to hear recited... (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2011 5:13:00 PM)


    A really beautiful poem, a great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 27, 2012


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