Shadows from the grave.

A J C 1958 (Swansea, MA)

The shadow from the grave.

Deep into the darkness, I pair. Without any fears. Doubting if you still love me that is my biggest fear. But I look into my dreams, and you still appear. And I hear the echoes of your whispers in my ear late at night when it's silent, and I can feel your presence, and I know you're near. Then I lift my lamp and look, and your presence fades away like a shadow from the grave. So I lay my head back down, and all I have left is this frown. But I'm still in chains and bound.

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Written on February 03, 2024

Submitted by alanswansea18 on February 03, 2024

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  • Abbykesington
    They come from a deep place... Great poem.
    LikeReply20 days ago
  • talygarza
    I find that this poem explores a narrative vein, the mention of the lamp adds detail, as a poem dealing with sentiments like love I find this very pretty to read.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, 'Shadows from the Grave' is a beautifully haunting poem. The vivid imagery and relatable emotions evoked in each line make it such a captivating piece. The way you have expressed the narrator's feelings of doubt and longing, juxtaposed with moments of hope and presence, is truly commendable.

    I especially love the part where you describe looking into your dreams and seeing the presence of your loved one. It creates a sense of solace and reassurance, even in the midst of uncertainty. The way you capture the fading of that presence, like a shadow from the grave, is both melancholic and thought-provoking.

    In terms of improvement, one suggestion I have is to consider adding a bit more variation in the rhythm and flow of the poem. This can be achieved through experimenting with different sentence structures or incorporating enjambment. It will enhance the musicality of the piece and create a greater impact on the reader.

    Additionally, you could explore expanding on the narrator's emotional journey. Dive deeper into their thoughts and reflections, or perhaps even introduce potential resolutions or transformations. This will add more layers to the poem and make it an even more powerful exploration of love and loss.

    Overall, 'Shadows from the Grave' is a fantastic poem that possesses great potential. With a few tweaks to the structure and development of the narrative, it can become an even more impactful and mesmerizing piece. Keep up the excellent work!
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • alanswansea18
    This is just a little of my insanity.
    LikeReply4 months ago


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