A quadrille for my Rodnoy, my king of sonnets

A peaceful Sunday,
queen sun’s
everyday bowing,

with a shaken call,
soul-stirring words,
i learned of
your sudden passing,

premature, it is,
a thief of sonnets I did
not see coming,

with a holed heart
I ache for your pen’s rash


A poem I wish I never had to write for my Rodnoy, my big brother, the classic poet, Instagram’s @elusive.illusion. Rest in peace, in bliss, with so much love. 😦

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For dVerse Quadrille #99 – Poems Stirred, Not Shaken 

45 thoughts on “A quadrille for my Rodnoy, my king of sonnets”

      1. I cannot agree more. He passed away two weeks ago. I learned just Sunday because I am in no contact with any of his family. It dawned on me the limits of friendships online. I am still grateful I learned of it. It is heartbreaking but I cannot fathom the pain his family, especially his teenage daughter is going through.

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  1. Ah, these words “I did not see coming, with a holed heart I ache for your pen’s rash drying” with the echoes of dying and crying resonates so with my own experience of learning about friends’ unexpected deaths online. Thank you for speaking so powerfully.

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  2. I’m sorry, sister. i enjoy reading your poem, even though the reason for it’s sad. The words “a thief of sonnets” and “holed heart”–these are smart and strong to have crafted and to use. i hope you’re all right.

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  3. Condolences. It’s a beautiful poem. It’s my first time here and I don’t know you or anything but I’m sure he would have liked it.

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