Sonnet 451

Sweet Selena, I see you have returned,
Your silken smile now lights the forest bright;
Perhaps you knew each day my heart has yearned,
Each clouded evening longing for your sight.
I watch that point above the distant trees
Where you appear much like a cresting sail,
Proud ship of joy returned on scented breeze,
Hope buoyed delight, dear lover’s arms to hail.
Pale visage now above the velvet dark
Ascending slowly on the purple air
With mien of gilded empress you embark
Upon your journey to some kingdom fair.
I bask in twilight blanched by silver grace,
Soft burnished beams that do my soul embrace.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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