Love’s silhouette

We met in the dark of the night, didn’t we
I knew for sure, for you, no one was I
Me with my rent heart, invisible me
Why I never was of note, tell me why!

Shadow boxing, through the darkened shadows
Black eyes we gave ourselves, blackest of black
Throw punches we did, at each other throw
Dark souls devouring each other in dark!

Light I felt when saw an inkling of light
Purged of all despair, uncertainty purged
Fight the black veil, O my beloved, fight!
Emerge from the obsidian depths emerge!

No more residing in penumbra, you know
Blow gently sweet wind of love gently blow!

Written for dVerse MTB. Today’s host, Laura, says:

Your challenge is simply(!):

write a sonnet poem of 14 lines and 10 syllables (iambic pentameter is optional extra)

choose the Italian, English or French rhyme form

start and end each line with the same word (including derivatives and homophones)

put ‘shadow’ or its derivative in your title

use the notion of shadow as metaphor or reality somewhere in your poem.

I have written an English sonnet in pentameter. ( Writing again in iambic pentameter would have driven me crazy;) )

68 thoughts on “Love’s silhouette

  1. Those first lines, they get heavier and heavier…one wants to cry out to the poet…”we are here, we will lift you!”…but even though it gets more tense, darker…we at last see the soft, loving glimmer of light, thank goodness…yes, I agree with Laura, that line was galling..you did that without falling into “cheap” sentimentality, and within strict guidelines —so very well done…am I surprised? No…

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    1. That is so reassuring, Ain. I really don’t know why my poems sometimes turn so dark. But if it can evoke the protective response, I feel gratified.
      If I have stopped surprising you it doesn’t bode well for my writing. Lol! Just kidding! I am very humbled by your words always. Thank you.

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      1. You know, I believe you, very much..I’m sure you do work best under pressure..and..if I was a gambler, playing poker, I would look at those words on the record that you put on the table, and double them, raising the odds..its true I play poker badly, but that’s because I play with friends and want them to win. – I always say my friends are the very best of people…so thank you, my friend, for those fantastic words..

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