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Sonnet One

August 19, 2022

As the title implies, this was my first attempt at a sonnet back in 1967. What say you Shakespeareans? Take a look at my poetry anthology: Prescriptions from the Rhyme Doctor.  You won’t be disappointed.

Sonnet One

©1967 Allen E. Rizzi

What now my love, since we have come to part?

Has some other stolen the love once in your heart?

Where are you now, that time has passed us by?

I wish you safe and happy, but always with a sigh.

At midnight often, I wonder where you’re bound;

To some bright blue ocean where better love be found,

Home port left behind, horizon in the sun;

Anchors left to rust, sailing never done?

Some ages hence when your sailing may be through

And life has lost its luster, the ocean its blue hue,

You may sail on by in a cold and icy night,

Searching for the past, seeking out my light.

But until the darkness comes, until you’ve put to shore,

Keep your sail high; my love can wait some more.

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  1. This is so lovely my friend. ❤️🦋❤️

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  2. Simply beautiful!

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  3. Nice, Allen, and some wisdom in there.

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