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A Picture of Love


A glance across a void; a heartbeat trips,
a longing from within her essence yearns.
From Cupid’s bow on rose stained satin lips,
unfaltering, a tender smile returns.
No words in fury, or raised voices plied;
the certainty of eyes forever kind; 
no restiveness when tears of sorrow cried,
as unvoiced ear drinks tales of troubled mind.
A strong yet silent presence reassures;
unquestioning, uncritical and staid,
still through the lapsing years as life matures,
unchanging as past mem’ries are replayed.

In frames of time-suspended happiness,
lie photographs of love … no more … no less.

**sometimes, all that remains is a treasured photograph

Copyright © Sharon Tideswell

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  1. Date: 8/3/2010 8:30:00 AM
    I so love a beautiful sonnet and you have fed me today! I have been looking for some time for modern sonnets that are both technically wonderful as well as deep, moving and beautfiul. I feel like I've hit the jackpot here! A most enjoyable sonnet! hugs, kris

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 6:10:00 PM
    Ah, those old enchanting photos. You brought it to life so enchantingly with your beautiful sonnet, Sharon. Luv, Andrea (ps. what contest might this be that Carrie is talking about?)

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 8:27:00 AM
    Ohhh how wonderful is this one!! If this is for the is a stunning example. Excellent, Sharon!!

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 6:42:00 AM
    Well done. A beautiful write.

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 5:47:00 AM
    If I had a photograph of you, it's something to remind me. I wouldn't spend my life just wishing? This wonderful poetry reminds me of the lyrics above from 'A Flock of Seagulls' ' If I had a photograph of you' > nicely written Sharon >> James

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 4:46:00 AM
    DEAR SHARON , YOUR 'PICTURE OF LOVE 'WAS GREAT ! I have recently registered like you ! Best wishes , - Raj Nandy