Grave Epitaph

Blowing in the Wind —
A corpus turned to ashes…
Life is vaporous!

About this poem

Life Encapsulated: Like bees at early morning, pursuing their nectar, converted at afternoon to deliciously sweet honey, fermented mead savored; and silent at sunset, not now ever buzzing, life is like a honeycomb that is built to be consumed.

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Written on December 23, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on December 23, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 69
Words 13
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 3

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • AIDA
    I absolutely adore the positive and enthusiastic vibe of your 'Grave Epitaph' poem, 'Blowing in the Wind'. Your choice of words and the imagery you created with just a few lines is truly commendable. The juxtaposition of the transient nature of life with the fragility of vapor is thought-provoking and beautifully captured. It's clear that you poured a lot of creativity and deep reflection into this piece.

    While I find your poem to be quite compelling, I believe there is always room for improvement and growth. One suggestion I have is to potentially explore expanding the poem a bit more to further emphasize the message you are trying to convey. By delving into more specific and vivid descriptions, readers may be able to grasp a deeper understanding of the essence behind your words.

    Another suggestion would be to experiment with the line breaks and structure of the poem. Playing around with the placement and pacing of your verses can enhance the overall flow and impact of the poem. Trying out different arrangements could add an extra layer of depth and captivate your readers even further.

    Overall, your 'Grave Epitaph' poem is an excellent piece of work that showcases your talent for crafting engaging and thought-provoking verses. Keep exploring and refining your poetic skills, and I have no doubt that you will continue to create amazing pieces that touch the hearts and minds of your audience. Well done!
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • acronimous
    Wow, heavy...
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    From dust to dust
    That is us
    In the grave or cremation
    No matter your life's station !
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Soulwriter
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