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Her lips were cerulean; a never melting frost.
The blue blossomed in the corners of those lips
As the white of snow played upon her relaxed face as delicate as moth wings.
The perfectly quaffed hair of an angel she laid in her coffin,
Her boat that would take her on a voyage to worlds beyond.

Reminiscent to the Lady of Shallot.
Her song had sung into those who knew her
In a clear voice that ran through one's soul
As clear as a bird yet soft as a breeze.
Woven with the themes of life,
In each of us she sung her breath, her spirit.
We now carry a part of her with us.
Her story becomes ours intertwining with time through love and remembrance.

She was a storyteller, cantadora,
medicine woman, wise sage,
The matriarch of our family.
This is dedicated to my Great Grandmother who died a couple of years ago at the age of 99. :rose:


Poem (c) ME! :p
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shebledgreenink Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just so you're aware, the word "quaff" that you used in the fourth line means "to drink heartily." You're looking for the word "coiffed," or even better, "coiffured."
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LadyofGaerdon Dec 7, 2011  Professional Writer
This is beautiful. Love the "Lady of Shallot" reference. :heart:
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thank you very much for your comment! :iconbrohugplz:
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LadyofGaerdon Dec 11, 2011  Professional Writer
You're very welcome! :)
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Your work has been featured! [link]
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ahhwalkinghazard Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love the imagery and I'm sure your great grandmother is honoured by these words. It's a very well put together poem.
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:iconsugarcoatedlollipops:
thank you so much for your comment! :tighthug:
i appreciate it! :)
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ahhwalkinghazard Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Not a problem :)
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