Sonnet 214

What is this love? Perhaps not ever after;
Does it live on beyond the beating heart?
When souls dissolve into thin vapored matter
Does love so linger, or with souls depart?
What essence then survives sweet memory,
Where living memoirs loves’s fond praises sing;
And when proud voices into darkness flee,
On to what ears do dying echos ring?
Does love then fade like music in a room,
Or yet like perfume on a bridal gown,
Evanesce like light entrapped inside a tomb,
Or wane like haunting bagpipe dirges blown.
In hope, when lover’s eyes shall grace these lines,
Our love remembered lives, and so mocks time.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s