February 01, 2011

O Love, that blessed mercy

Prompt from Poetic Asides: write a sonnet

O Love, that blessed mercy of mankind
that cripples one and leaves another blind
with seeming ease: how dreadful is that pain
and yet how glad, how lustfully obtained.

O Love, that clever fox of clemency
that guards itself from death so jealously,
how coveted that glory, how desired
for all its charms, so well admired.

O Love, that muted dove so passionate,
to yearning hearts ever affectionate;
yet silently it steals us full away
as though we were its quarry or its prey.

O dawn, thou precious light of Love, and cause
my feeble mind to understand your laws.

9 comments:

  1. That's really beautiful, Elizabeth! ☼

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  2. light of love is precious.
    well put.

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  4. A++

    a fitting entry, powerfully done.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

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  5. Quite beautiful Elizabeth.

    Pamela

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