Lullaby

gravestone angel

Now I lay me down
Gently into that good night
Sleep, perchance to dream

Submitted to Haiku Friday for LouCeeL

*Cento, from the Latin meaning “patchwork,” is a form of poetry that uses lines from other poems.
Line 1: Joseph Addison, 1711
Line 2: Dylan Thomas, 1951
Line 3: Shakespeare (Hamlet), 1623

  1. I’ve never seen this form before – this “Cento” – but I like it a lot. Very cool, what you have done.

    I thought I’d commented on this earlier – but I guess I was mistaken.

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  2. Your words so clever and the photo exquisite. Together they are dynamite. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.

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  3. this was very well done. Each line worked so well together

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    1. It had been rattling around in my head since I took the picture, finally found its way out.

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    1. *blushes* thanks!

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  4. Coupled with the picture, it gave me chills.

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    1. The photo was taken at one of my favorite cemeteries to photograph. It is very eclectic in its gravesite decorations.

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  5. Clever! I learned something new today, cento. And paired perfectly with your photograph.

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    1. I live to serve, thank you.

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  6. this was so lovely, that last quote is one of my favorites, I do love Hamlet.
    TGIF Tara. 🙂

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    1. I’ve wanted to try this poetic form for a while, and this just seemed to come together on its own.

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      1. it reads like it did too, it’s wonderful.

        I’ve never heard of a poem like it and I just loved it. I am at work (supposed to be working) and quite distracted with wanting to do my own. YOU inspired me. 🙂

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        1. Using song lyrics would be fun too.

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          1. ahhh, yes! You’re right!

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