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Sun Aug 16, 2015, 07:31 PM Aug 2015

A sonnet for pinto [View all]

No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief,
More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring.
Comforter, where, where is your comforting?
Mary, mother of us, where is your relief?
My cries heave, herds-long; huddle in a main, a chief
Woe, world-sorrow; on an age-old anvil wince and sing—
Then lull, then leave off. Fury had shrieked ‘No ling-
ering! Let me be fell: force I must be brief’.

O the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fall
Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheap
May who ne’er hung there. Nor does long our small
Durance deal with that steep or deep. Here! creep,
Wretch, under a comfort serves in a whirlwind: all
Life death does end and each day dies with sleep.

- Gerard Manley Hopkins

I will miss you.

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A sonnet for pinto [View all] rug Aug 2015 OP
That edhopper Aug 2015 #1
... shenmue Aug 2015 #2
all Life death does end and each day dies with sleep. Jim__ Aug 2015 #3
For my good friend, pinto. longship Aug 2015 #4
+1 rug Aug 2015 #5
May light shine eternal. kwassa Aug 2015 #6
Wayfaring stranger struggle4progress Aug 2015 #7
A good man. TM99 Aug 2015 #8
Pinto, you will be missed. nt No Vested Interest Aug 2015 #9
We will miss him. okasha Aug 2015 #10
Good choice, rug. nt awoke_in_2003 Aug 2015 #11
Thanks, Rug! Starboard Tack Aug 2015 #12
My dear friend cbayer Aug 2015 #13
I am so sorry about this loss. I know you knew him personally and that this hurts. hrmjustin Aug 2015 #14
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