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Wake


to gather friends, family, and spouses
around that humble opposite of the Christmas tree,
the embalmed corpse.

It's brilliant to be there
in the first place, to acknowledge
the importance of passing -

and better still to call the thing a wake,
as though there is hope in the hollow home
and shining windows,

in the trees and the wind and the roaring night,
that something may happen
to undo slow deaths

and restore old sight.
A condensed, old poem.
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~oddlyaromatic demonstrates the power of brevity in Wake 2. ( Suggested by zebrazebrazebra and Featured by neurotype )
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
This is wonderful!
Good job!
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:clap: Lovely, dear! And just so you know, as long as the deviant is still active, it's not unheard of for a piece like this to wind up as a DD Feature even though it was posted three & a half years ago. Better late than never, and it just goes to show that cream rises to the top! (mixing metaphors this hour of the night!) <3
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Very strikingly written, good job!
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oddlyaromatic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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oddlyaromatic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You too!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Every line is neat and tidy, and gets the message across.
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oddlyaromatic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. Nice surprise to get something on a poem that's so old.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, it's definitely worthy of its DD. :hug:
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Captain-Random Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Writer
This is an excellent poem. Your style reminds me of a poet, though I cannot think of who.
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