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''I dreamt of love--a love like driven snow''

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''I dreamt of love--a love like driven snow''

I dreamt of love—a love like driven snow,
unstain'd and virgin—in the years to come:
but years did come and went until (O woe!)
love, like the fall, decayed in my autumn.
Melancholic, I ne'er a princess met
or maiden-love with whom to spend the nights
of vernal youth. (Alas! 'tis best to forget
my life's too foolish dreams of its delights.)
Untaint'd by life, pure and innocent;
unspoil'd by love and sin in the very least:
I cast'd aside my prurient youth's bent,
forswearing myself all—now mine own priest!
     Now spent and useless, I've refused life's love;
     for me, now heaven's gate refused to move.









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  1. Date: 1/29/2014 8:55:00 AM
    Very unique piece, congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 6:35:00 AM
    Wonderful poem and congrats on the fine win, Ngoc

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 1:51:00 AM
    I like this Ngoc - how you've managed to construct a brilliant poem from a theme whose ending should in essence sprout sadness. Love strikes a hard bargain sometimes especially when it doesn't want to be found. Well penned!

    Nguyen Avatar Ngoc Nguyen
    Date: 1/29/2014 4:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Vicky, for your praise and words of wisdom. Yours, Ngoc.
  1. Date: 1/18/2014 9:10:00 AM
    - Never stop dreaming - never stop believing in love ..... a pleasant poem to read, thank you,Ngoc :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Nguyen Avatar Ngoc Nguyen
    Date: 1/18/2014 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne! You are a hopeless idealist in the best sense and my constant friend whose presence and words are an encouragement to me. With warmest love, Ngoc.
  1. Date: 1/18/2014 8:09:00 AM
    Ngoc: I am glad we meet. I understand that you invest a lot of time and care to compose a sonnet such as this. The poem is rich in content and your ability to compose is more than evident. Some attention on the Iamb construction after line 3 would improve the poem metrically Thank you for the nice write, Ngoc! 7 G.

    Nguyen Avatar Ngoc Nguyen
    Date: 1/18/2014 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Giorgio, for the heads up! I have made the suggested adjustments. I hope that you find the iambs in question much improved. Sincerely, Ngoc.