Sonnet on a Star

Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

 

 

 

Sonnet on a Star


If I could write a sonnet on a star,
then bottle it and toss it to the sea,
would it travel to the corners of the earth,
and echo there the love I hold for thee?

 

If I could write a sonnet on the moon,
then bottle it and toss it to the winds,
would it find your heart so you may briefly know,
where your love ends is where my love begins?

 

If I could write a sonnet on the sun,
then bottle it and toss it throughout time,
would someone from a distant galaxy,
find no greater love than what was mine?

 

Yet, I cannot write a sonnet on a star,
nor moon, nor even on the blazing sun,
nor bottle words to send them where you are,
nor coerce our separate hearts to beat as one.

 

And so my darling, you will never hear
the humble words of love I wrote for thee.
They remain encrypted, tightly sealed,
and yet, they travel on eternally.

  • Author: Tamara Beryl Latham (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 6th, 2018 12:29
  • Comment from author about the poem: Eternal love.
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 38
  • Users favorite of this poem: Laura🌻, MaddieJ.
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Comments5

  • Kurt Philip Behm

    So much emotion! So much feeling!

    "Yet, I cannot write a sonnet on a star,
    nor moon, nor even on the blazing sun,
    nor bottle words to send them where you are,
    nor coerce our separate hearts to beat as one."

    REALLY NICE!

    Kurt

  • orchidee

    A lovely write Tamara. Here. write the sonnet on this piece of paper, then I'll read it! (heehee).

  • Laura🌻

    Tamara,

    An exceptional poem!
    I can feel every word I read!
    Eternally grateful for your
    superb talent! Thank you for sharing!

    ~Laura~

    • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

      Why thank you, Laura. I'm elated you enjoyed this poem and I sincerely appreciate your feedback. πŸ™‚

    • MaddieJ

      Wonderful write. It seems like an unrequited love poem? Very much enjoyed!

      • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

        Thank you, virago. This poem was the answer to a poem written by a very close friend of mine. His poem was far better, being an editor of a small press poetry magazine. If I had permission, I would post his.

        I appreciate your input. πŸ™‚

        • MaddieJ

          Thanks for the explanation and glad to oblige. Would very much love for you to read my work. I will send you a friend request so it's easier for you to find my posts on here.

        • Goldfinch60

          Eternity is there as these words travel towards it.



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