Friday, September 25, 2009

Sonnet to Marina

With you I learned about passionate love!
The storm and stress of Nature’s savage song!
The zenith of delight - of pain the dross -
The allure of beauty - of agonies a throng!

It was a world commanded by your splendor
Which blunted my perception to excess.
A world of gloom and cheer which dropped and soared,
In a discordant dance of joy-distress!

It was a living at white heat - a fire
In the blood - idyll and lust strong and bold -
Measureless joy - all-conquering desire -

While youth governed with its scepter of gold!
It couldn’t last, it did not last. But at the end,
Life’s bitter sweetness I could well comprehend!

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