Sonnet 279

That time ago when I was first to gaze
Upon sweet smiles that shine upon me still,
Where look returned did set my heart ablaze
And crowned at once that essence of my will;
With lustrous light you thrilled me from afar,
Heart ebbed of life, eyes wide with lips struck dumb
As first observance of some new found star
Or ancient awed by full eclipse of sun.
Surrendered so to glad astronomy,
Enamored by a grand celestial glow,
Uncertain as to sights veracity,
Content to bask in blessed sweet heavens glow.
Each night I turn my eyes to skies above
To thank my favored stars for your sweet love.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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