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O! Love! My Love! Witholdeth not thine heart!
What guile be this upon thy pit'ous lot?
Beknownst this day my father--King--didst start,
Not I, but he! What grief o'ercomes! Fie! Plot!

O! Love, love. My Love! Thyself beauty's rose
This night mine armour hies anon--thy thrall
To findeth: Thou whom holds mine heart--exposed--
An' carry thee unto yon castle hall.

I am ensnared, entangled full with thee!
Both moon an' stars--they coveteth thy light.
O! Love, love. My Love! Ere fixed be
Thy mark! Thou--alone--my constant, delight.

Aye! Me! Fret not my love! Thy Kiss awaits...
Betrothed are we--my queen--thus...'tis thy fate.

~by deborah burch©

English/Shakespearian sonnet

*Often, if Shakespeare wished to draw attention to certain areas or lines in his work he would leave a syllable out...thereby 9 instead of 10 syllables in the line...or variations...riddles and mysteries.... :) db
"To Thee That I Love..."(contest for Michael Smith)

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  1. Date: 2/12/2013 4:39:00 PM
    I came back 3 times to read this and it is awesome---first I love sonnets and mostly sonnets as magic as this--Debbie this is, well, shakespearian!!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:26:00 PM
    GRIN such a romantic! Fie Miss Scarlett...Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:21:00 PM
    deborah, it's been a while since I read your poetry. this is wonderful and I love that you mentioned the thing about Shakespere. Because I hate when people insist on exactly ten syllables per line. I counted a few of his sonnets with even 11 or 12 syllables in some of the lines. How are you doing anyway? Well, congrats on your win. hope you will stop and see me sometime.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 2:19:00 PM
    love your winning poem*SKAT

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:29:00 PM
    - BRAVO!!! - FIRST PLACE IN CONTEST-CONGRATULATION - A poem that really deserved its "gold price" - - Love it my friend! - Have a nice afternoon. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Wow!...Congratulations Ms Doreen Birchtree!...This is a sonnet? Honest??...and a very well done sonnet too...hast thou done studied Shakespeare in thy by-gone days?... Alas, I must take my leave fairest maiden...I bid thee fairwell - Tyson

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Debs xx

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 9:02:00 AM
    This is just lovely...I'm really getting into some of this old english...who knew ?? I disliked it so when I was in school... Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Deborah.. :-) congratulations on your well deserved winning poem. Have yourself a good night* always & forever. P.D.

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 10:11:00 PM
    Wonderful! You're not only versatile but also prolific, Deborah! Great sonnet! Ruben.

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/27/2012 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *blush* thank you Ruben...I am deeply honoured by this and all you have spoken tonight. Your encouragement and humour has brightened my evening and my big hugs,love~deb
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 7:37:00 AM
    Truly an awesome write! Enjoyed the read! Lori

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/27/2012 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Lori very much! love,deb :)
  1. Date: 4/22/2012 9:19:00 AM
    beautiful sonnet, my friend - a sure winner here

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/22/2012 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jack so very much my friend! :)
  1. Date: 4/22/2012 7:43:00 AM
    ooh good one, well done debs love it - and thanks for you great comments xx

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/22/2012 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Thanks ~GG~ Always a pleasure my dear!! big hugs,love deb
  1. Date: 4/22/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. Enjoyed! Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, Catie :)

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 4/22/2012 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks dear Catie!! :) and also for the soupmail...big hugs,love deb