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Sonnet I: Nature
by Fr. Kurt Messick

Saturday, August 16, 2003

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An original poem.


sandpipers run in unison along

the shore. my eyes see jellyfish that last

night were washed onto the beach. a whale song

keeps them from cyring as they die. the mast

from the old ship has sunk a few more feet

into the sea. but i am not alone

here. there are creatures more alive in peat

moss than all your cities. i have been shown

the moon god worshipped by running birds and

learned the harmony of a silent song.

flowers can grow as tall as palm trees

if the sun goes any higher. among

the mountains the sun lives at night, and sees

into my dreams. i am covered with sand.


An excerpt from A Chorus of Voices
by Kurt Messick
Dry Bones Press, February 2003

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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 12/26/2003
Great pastoral pastiche.
Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader) 11/12/2003

Ah, now, Kurt, THIS is lovely!!!

I dare say I AM impressed!

Have you checked out any of my sonnets on AD?

I think you might like,

Cassandra Wise

This sonnet is so beautiful, in fact, that I should like you to submit it (along with up to 4 other sonnets of your choice) to me, if you would like it published in the Winter issue of SONNETTO POESIA (Canada) ISSN 1705-4524. I am seriously also considering also reviewing this sonnet along with others in the Special Christmas Vallance Review, Poetry Life and Times (UK), where I am focussing on contemporary sonnets related to:

1. Christmas or 2. Peace or 3. Winter or similar such topics.

To view the cumulative index to the Vallance Review, go to my home page:

Poesie's laissez-faire Faire Foire

Click on "All Our Links" and on the next page, CLICK on:

"Cumulative Index to the Vallance Review"

From there you can peruse any single review you like. You might be particularly interested in the August 2003 Vallance Review, which is an historical bibliography of 342 citations, and in my multi-media review of William Shakespeare's splendid Sonnet 73, "Bare ruin'd choirs"....

Thank you, my Friend

Sincerely yours,

Richard Vallance,
SONNETTO POESIA (Canada) ISSN 1705-4524

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 10/17/2003
..superbly written!

Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 10/16/2003
A wonderful peace filled tranquil sonnet. ~Z~
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/16/2003
Just found your website, and I love this nature write. It's fabulous.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/23/2003
There is a "Tropical" ring to this one!!

Enjoyed reading this beauty!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/17/2003
This is a beautiful nature write!
Reviewed by Bonnie Torrente 8/17/2003
Wonderful! I enjoyed very much.

Reviewed by na na (Reader) 8/16/2003
A very enjoyable sonnet Kurt. Very peaceful and serene. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/16/2003
Wonderful reading, such lovely phrases to inspire thoughts and memories!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/16/2003
lovely! i hear the sea
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/16/2003
I love these phrases:
"the harmony of a silent song."
" but i am not alone
here. there are creatures more alive in peat
moss than all your cities"
the mountains the sun lives at night, and sees
into my dreams."

Beautiful, haunting phrases and poem! Thanks!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/16/2003
Beautiful place is dreams. Well done. Enjoyed reading.
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