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(sonnet on spending two months in hospital)

Home is the word that weighs too much to say
Volumes of wistfulness to crush the tongue;
A straining lid on tortures locked away,
The word is uttered - and the catch is sprung.
It paints vignettes of half-remembered scenes,
Familiar quiet, between the brash and new,
The tongue speaks it, the mind spells what it means,
The apex of the spear is driven through.
Flightless, we watch the free-scape of the sky,
The window seems a picture on the wall;
No more dimensions than what meets the eye
No other lives but dreams hold us in thrall.
When every last defence is stripped away,
Home is the word that weighs too much to say.

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Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 9/28/2004
I don't doubt that you've found some part of Home in your work, Sara.
Reviewed by Franz Kessler 3/9/2004
Nicely written sonnet. Home - what we all long for and yet so elusive. Franz
Reviewed by Todd Cheney 3/8/2004
Glad you made it out of the hospital. But your stay there had one good thing come from it: it helped you write something stunning like this.
Reviewed by C.S. Snow (Reader) 2/14/2004
Well written. Inspires true empathy, which all good poetry should do.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/8/2004
You describe the values and emotional attachment around the concept of "home" so well here, Sara. My very best wishes to you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by andrea coltman 1/31/2004
I know exactly how it feels to spend long spells in hospital...even the rain and wind blowing in your face feel good!!! Speedy recovery...Enjoyed this best wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 1/31/2004
I found the couplet especially poignant, Sara. It aches.

I'm glad your recuperation is progressing handily. :)
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 1/31/2004
Sara...welcome back my dear friend...I am happy to see you back....Have a speedy n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Elaine Carey 1/30/2004
poignant and wistful--
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 1/30/2004
wonderful sara

glad to see you back.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 1/29/2004
Home...a place where you can go back to, over and over again and be welcomed.

Nice poetry, speedy recovery
Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta 1/28/2004
Home is a place. Home is where you live. Some can never go home. Some have no home. Some search for the home they lost, but never find it. Must be hard being laid up like that. Get well soon, and keep writing!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/28/2004
"Home"... Art and knowledge in simplicity of complexity that flows naturally to express the anxious heart's willingness to be back home.

Poetical expression to enrich the coffers of Poetry's Crown.

Healthy Long Life, Poet!

Thank You for being a bricklayer in the building of the tower of culture, knowledge and wonders!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/28/2004
Excellent write, glad to see that you are back, get well quickly...
God Bless
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 1/28/2004
Glad to read something new from you, Sara, and glad to hear that you are back home! Take it easy, take your convalescence slowly, get better -- that is all that is important!

By the way, excellent musings about home, hearth and the sense of security they provide in a world where "security" lately has become an abstract concept...
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 1/28/2004
Ah yes, home. Thomas Wolfe said we can't go home again, and perhaps we can't, if we've been away too long. I have forgotten home. It's too far in the past. You are lucky. You will be home before you know it, and likely very little will have changed. It's a funny world. We can be tooling along, not particularly thinking of anything, and all of a sudden, the roof falls in. Life is capricious above all. I have been in over 20 automobile accidents, and fallen on ice several times. It's a wonder I'm still able to function at all. We seem to be able to heal ourselves over time. The problem is that we live in such a franticly paced times that we aren't able to easily cope with lying in a hospital bed recuperating. I hope you can leave yours soon.
Reviewed by Helga Ross 1/28/2004
You've expressed your depth of feeling, conveyed what it's like, so well, Sara.
Beautiful sonnet.
I wish you speedy recovery and this phase, mere memory.


Flightless, we watch the free-scape of the sky,
The window seems a picture on the wall;
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 1/28/2004
"The window seems a picture on the wall;
No more dimensions than what meets the eye" <--
GREAT lines..and a Masterful SONNET...Praying for a speedy recovery for you..

Your friend from India,
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