This month’s challenge for my writers’ circle is to write a love sonnet after the style of Shakespeare. This is my attempt.
SONNET 1. The Rising Sun
The rising sun in all its radi’nt light
Is but a shadow set besides thy face.
The panoply of stars, all blazing bright,
Is merely trim thy glorious robe to grace.
When all the birds on earth with song rejoice
And waters roar and thunders clap with glee,
Combin’d they’re just the echo of thy voice,
My ear is dull ‘till thou addresseth me.
Thy touch upon my skin is dearer, far,
Than first sweet sunbeams after days of rain.
In thy embrace my heart glows like a star,
And gathers strength to conquer every pain.
When hearts forget to pump, or eyes to see,
This truth remains. Thou died for love of me.