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Musings Rough and Rude: a Sonnet

Updated on September 20, 2012

This hill on which I write:

a charm in heaven’s crown,

Tho' a mountain’s fill of might,

my feeble musings drown.

This place of blood-red gold

those words of choicest gem

If only I’d take hold

and put together them!

I’d rush upwards, except

the crown would never fit.

No angel would accept

my captivating wit.

These musings, rough and rude

Denied, decried— pursued.


© 2009 Jane Grey

The crown of the hill.
The crown of the hill.

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    • Jane Grey profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leavitt 

      10 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you, jodynotj! I certainly was certainly surrounded by the beauty of Colorado when I was writing it, and that's always an inspiration for me.

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      jodynotj 

      10 years ago from Omaha, Nebraska

      I really enjoyed this piece. I lived in Colorado most of my life and even without your picture the poem had a feel of my old home. Thanks for writing.

    • Jane Grey profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leavitt 

      10 years ago from Oregon

      Beautiful, Hannah. The crown fits your head better than mine.

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      Hannah 

      10 years ago

      And still we pursue those imperfect vessels

      Words in miriads we stack up the lot

      Pouring in our hopes and dreams

      Pure water in a cracked pot.

    • Jane Grey profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leavitt 

      10 years ago from Oregon

      I appreciate your comments, Rose! You are a capable and lovely poet yourself, and I have learned much from you.

    • Rose West profile image

      Rose West 

      10 years ago from Michigan

      This is a beautiful poem! I love your choice of words: I think they make a lovely crown.

    • Jane Grey profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leavitt 

      10 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you very much! I appreciate hearing what your favorite lines were. It helps to know what really connects with people.

    • tnderhrt23 profile image

      tnderhrt23 

      10 years ago

      I love this poem! Great rhythm and flow...my favorite lines are...

      "This place of blood-red gold

      those words of choicest gem

      If only I’d take hold

      and put together them!"

      I look forward to reading more!

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