Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sonnet


SONNET

I have never written a sonnet, and I never would,
But for the memory of our love I will write one to remember.
You are eternal summer—lovely, temperate, good—
I will love you countless ways, and after death, better.
I love you close, as your hand on my chest is my hand,
Or as your eyes, the sweet moment I fall asleep, close.
I love you white, as a desert of pure, relentless sand,
Or green, as the mountain heights of fresh water flows.
You are the bursting hope of dawn, dusk in luminous desire.
You are the abounding body of a river, rain falling to console.
You are Shakespeare’s immortal fancy, Barrett Browning’s fire,
Neruda’s darkling secret between the shadow and the soul.
Forswear my foolish oath—it is folly to say never!
Our sonnet and our love will now abide forever.

Winner, Carillon Magazine Sonnets for Charity Competition 2015

Originally published in TWJ Magazine (May 1, 2015)



I have never written a sonnet...

4 comments:

  1. There are three winners of Carillon Magazine Sonnets for Charity Competition 2015, no second place or lower.

    Gonzalinho

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  2. Also published in Carillon Magazine, Issue 44 (Spring 2016), page 74

    Gonzalinho

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  3. Public domain image

    Image link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quill#/media/File:Quill_%28PSF%29_vector.svg

    Gonzalinho

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  4. This sonnet is dedicated to my beloved wife.

    “Happy wife, happy life.”—Hugh Jackman

    Link:

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/hugh-jackman-reveals-secret-long-marriage-happy-wife-happy-life-1552257

    Gonzalinho

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