Ballerina Breeze

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Crush on Words, thoughtseeds

Crush on Words #22

My favorite use of synaloepha is in poetry:  ’twas, ’tis, heav’ns

“When yond same star that’s westward from the pole
   Had made his course t’illume that part of heaven”   Shakespeare – Hamlet


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This was the most difficult poem I have ever written. My writing doesn’t usually involve so many shed tears. Though I have not personally experienced the loss of a spouse, I have shared such loss with many friends and family members. Losing a loved one is the most dreadful thing we must face in this life. It is a fear that haunts most of us. I am still working on trusting in the words of Christ, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27) Watching a loved one gradually slip away due to a debilitating disease must be beyond painful. My prayers are with all of you who are facing such heartbreak.

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