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Below is the poem of the day entitled Pledge Of Eternal Love which was written by poet Nicola Byrne.


Pledge Of Eternal Love


As I beseeched the stars above that night:
  “Pray tell me where this God of yours doth dwell,”
Your beauty evanesced by raging light;
    Most precious love beheld mephitic hell.

With fulminating tears, my heart decreed
    Apologies, that I could not reclaim
The fulgent energy that you would bleed,
    Through nimbleness of an exquisite frame.

Must I endure the slaughter of your life,
    Delivered by the savagery of man;
Or pierce my soul with this serrated knife?
    For breathing without you, I will not plan.

My heart, I swear, that I did merge with thine
Will never love, nor star again will shine.


28th September 2016

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  1. Date: 9/30/2016 4:15:00 PM

    Wow, excellent poem of the day. I really enjoy this style of writing. A Fav.

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 1:48:00 PM

    Nicola, congrats on potd with this beauty ~

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 1:16:00 PM

    Congrats on your P.O.T.D selection, a wonderful sonnet, love how you were able to age the piece with the use of some of the words you used. A great write congrats.

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 12:32:00 PM

    ohh, what a soulful write so splendidly expressed, nicola... well done!..huggs

    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 9/30/2016 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    fine congrats on the POTD win!
  1. Date: 9/30/2016 10:55:00 AM

    What I think of as "real" poetry, and I'm in over my head.

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 9:14:00 AM

    Whew! Had to look up a few words but I really like this nicola. It's near perfect, but if it were me I would change the "I will not plan" in verse 12 to "was not the plan" and eliminate the comma. And in verse 13 I would change the "I" to "once" . But of course that's just my opinion. I really think you did a wonderful job with this sonnet.

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 8:32:00 AM

    Hi Nicola, You have penned a beautiful sonnet. Congratulations on getting the poem of day:-) Alexis

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 8:07:00 AM

    Back to say Congratulations on POTD Nicola. I am so happy for you.

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Hi Nicola, just dropping by once more with my congratulations on your poem of the day, an accolade well deserved. I loved the older style and content of this sonnet. It just flowed straight into the soul. BRAVO!!!!!! Deserving of another seven, most definitely. Hugs....Mike. XX

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 6:30:00 AM

    - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Nicola - Beautiful written :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/30/2016 6:11:00 AM

    A beautiful sonnet Nicola and many congrats on POTD:-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 9/29/2016 8:58:00 PM

    Hi Nicola, this is indeed a first rate Sonnet. You have let your heart sing and such a wonderful vision you create. I lose myself in the words that teach deep the soul of this reader. I do like the older style very much. I am an old fashioned guy and I like the older poetry. Your heart has sung in this write and how. Always write from the heart Nicola, you do it so well. This has to be a seven and a fav. Hugs....Mike. XX

  1. Date: 9/29/2016 3:52:00 PM

    Nice old fashioned sonnet..

  1. Date: 9/29/2016 11:22:00 AM

    This is some pledge, Nicola. I've often wondered. Is there such a love? I can't possibly imagine that feeling, except maybe for the love of a child. I have never experienced such a devotion. Great sonnet!!

  1. Date: 9/28/2016 11:23:00 PM

    Quite a classic of a sonnet. So well done.

  1. Date: 9/28/2016 9:37:00 PM

    Blown away, and thanks for the 'notes' I would have been stumped otherwise. /|\

  1. Date: 9/28/2016 5:10:00 PM

    I love your romantic language of old dear Nicola, well done x

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