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    Masterpiece Remastered Contest Winner 
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: February 23, 2019      Views: 158

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Following on from the world-wide acclaim and rave reviews for my first book, I am pleased to announce that I have sufficiently recovered from the jet-lag suffered to attend all those book signings and have started work on my second masterpiece, "Fort - more...

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Terza Rima
"Visitor" by kiwisteveh

You come, sometimes, intruding on my night,
concealed in breath of wind or thrum of rain.
A shadow flickers - there! A trick of light

from sultry moon that filters down the lane
and quickens for a moment slow heart's beat.
This longing for what's lost I can't explain

or say just why it brings me to my feet
to harken at the window when a cry
floats softly through the darkness of the street.

I long to hear again your last goodbye
that drifts, a lovely feather, from the height
of love, which swells to fill the lonely sky.

And is it wrong to think that this is right -
these times you come intruding on my night?

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Author Notes
Robert Frost seems to be a popular choice for this Masterpiece Remastered contest. I have chosen his famous poem in Terza Rima form, 'Acquainted With the Night.' The contest requires a poem in a similar style that uses the exact same end words of each line.

The text of the poem is below. One interpretation is that Frost is describing the effects of depression.

Terza rima ("third rhyme") was invented by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri for his epic poem The Divine Comedy. The poem is written in iambic pentameter and 14 lines with a rhyme scheme of aba bcb cdc dad aa

Acquainted With the Night by Robert Frost

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain - and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.
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