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When dark becomes the night
no moon nor stars in sight
but woes, sighs and cries,
how sadly look the skies.

Then bright shall come the day
to sweep that dark away.
The sun, shining for miles
adorns the skies with smiles.

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the rhyme is good, but you have used ‘away’ twice as an end rhyme,
‘to sweep that dark away.’
‘and keep your frowns away.’
and imho the write is too short for it.

I like the way you have used the comma in ‘but woes, sighs and cries’ as a beat in the iambic
but, ‘how sadly looked the skies’ doesn’t sit that well for me - maybe ‘look’ instead of ‘looked’
and ‘The sun across some miles’ seems awkward – maybe something like ‘the sun, shining for miles’ ?

the write itself is a little sugar sweet for my taste, but that is just me
love judy
xxx

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shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Thank you judy.How nice of you to come through one of my shortest pieces.In fact I kind of forced myself to write something as no real inspiration really. I'll look in what you've just suggested and see what I can do .

But do you think it works better with or without the last two lines?

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Does this mean it is short or not your cup of tea or..? I have just heard the expression

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it is perhaps a little naive in its 'life is great, be happy' concept
i don't know how to explain it really, perhaps 'hallmarky' ??

and actually, i think it would gain a bit of power if you deleted the last two lines - definitely imo it would work better without them

love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

This what I thought too.thank you!!!

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this idea of the loneliness of the darkness of the sky at night, followed by the light and life of the sun has the concept for a great sonnet :)
xxxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

:-) :-) you always look for a dense dish, don't you?

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if you don't do it, i will :)

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Rula,
i like your flow, and the rhyme scheme fits well, and i do agree with Judyanne, that it better without the last two lines...the poem already sends that message. But i really like it especially
" When dark becomes the night
no moon nor stars in sight
but woes, sighs and cries,
how sadly look the skies."

maybe you can remove sadly and make it "how sad look the skies" dunno just a thought... :)

enjoyed it though..

Peace love and harmony light the path we must take. - MDT

Happy to know you've enjoyed this little piece. I am trying to extend my lines
recently therefore, I submitted this with too much hesitance but I am really happy
that I did. I understand your suggestion indeed but won't like to disturbe the meter
or force another word to go with it but I really appreciate your comment.Thank you

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unlike mdt, i also still like 'sadly', it personifies the sky - but it is up to you if you want what sounds more correct grammar - note if you use sad it also affects the meter - so you mioght want to consider it thoroughly - might need to add a word
also imo 'The sun shining for miles' needs a comma after sun - more for the rhythm (as the comma in 'but woes, sighs and cries’ forms the 'ta' beat)
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

beat has been added ..Appreciate it highly dear Juddy..

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