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These supple young hands, so innocent,
Not yet to touch though tempted in dreams,
But still I have no need to repent,
Though I am truly not what I seem!
In body I am surely chaste.
Did temptation not whisper at my door
And wrap my nubile mind in hot embrace?
But - for his love I surely can endure!
For love of God and Jesus I can last
And share my passion in my art.
Mortal love may never reach to grasp
Eternal love that gladly keeps my heart.
   So this soul of mine will find its rest
   With no regret of honor on my breath.

Modern Sonnet written for Cyndi's Contest
Inspired by the story of Sofonisba Anguissola
And her Self-Portrait with Clavichord, 1561

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  1. Date: 2/5/2014 3:02:00 PM
    If I may steal a line from your poem.......You too......"share passion in your art".... it is in every line of your poem! Beautifully written

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 1:27:00 PM
    uplifting me no end, craig.. wow!... my sweet congrats goes to you!

    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud
    Date: 2/5/2014 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    likewise for the castles contest.. double whammo!
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 12:05:00 PM
    Ahh!! Great quality poetry!! Way to go with this win..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 11:47:00 AM
    Perfect 7 Craig fav lines [Did temptation not whisper at my door/And wrap my nubile mind in hot embrace?] Congrad's on your win, Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 9:11:00 AM
    You are so good with this form Craig. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 12:54:00 AM
    Lovely write on Art and congrats on the fine win, craig

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Hey YOU!! Dueling sonneteers us, can't wait to read our Andie's entry! My fav line above is [And wrap my nubile mind in hot embrace] re: Lay My Edges Down, seeing as it is a modern sonnet I was trying to just [at least on the first pass] let 'er rip I think there's even an end rhyme error in there. Will be polishing today. [mostly I trance write Craig that flew by in maybe 20 minutes?] Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:17:00 AM
    I think you are a winner ! I am in that contest and was drawn to this poem , not disappointed at all ! well penned.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 10:15:00 PM
    A wonderful entry for Cyndi's contest, Craig! You have described the struggle between body and soul exquisitely. A winner for sure...thank you for your kind comment and warm welcome back yesterday. I am so happy to be writing and posting again. Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 9:20:00 AM
    So beautiful, Craig......handled with the softest touch....just lovely !! I love this!

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 4:04:00 PM
    I love this beauty..To rest in eternity with honour and loyalty.Such a deep message this is..To not be carried away with lusty winds and express our passions in way that woukdnt taint the heart-Magnificent Craig

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 1:37:00 PM
    Pure so deep on so many levels....WOW