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Hands of Time - Sonnet

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Hands of Time - Sonnet

To me dear love, you will never be old
It is your inner beauty that captivates me;
For in your face so many stories are told
That I contemplate in tranquil reverie.
The short time we shared brings vistas yet unseen
Promises to be discovered within the heart;
Perfumed with tenderness of what comes between
Those vacant hours when we have to part.
You are the treasure that has filled my being
Without you I am empty and incomplete;
But together we share that special feeling
That the hands of time will never cheat.
Let's take what we have and make it all come true
Those hours, days and years I would spend with you.


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  1. Date: 10/31/2012 9:48:00 AM

    A wonderful heartfelt sonnet! Such a pleasure to read... Terry

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 8:25:00 PM

    So well composed and rendered... rhyming, rhythm, imagery and sentiment all wrapped together with your customary skill and artistry. BRAVO Elizabeth!

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 8:15:00 AM

    well Lizzie, i'm surprised i have not gone to your first here on soup. anyhow i'm here now, and not disappointed, love this like all the others i've had the honour to read of yours. harry

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 3:57:00 PM

    time can be generous and time can be cruel. time can be too much and time can make fools.

  1. Date: 12/2/2011 10:58:00 AM

    Really enjoyed the reading of this love filled write Lizzie.!

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 9:02:00 AM

    Beautiful piece, Elizabeth. The last two lines are especially powerful

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 6:34:00 PM

    i do wish we had more time,,,what a wonderful framwork for your poem,,,i do understand vacant hours and love that is so deep that it seems to stop time, thanks for all you write....

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 6:27:00 PM

    Wow! What a charming expression of feelings, Elizabeth. A passionate write. I read this again. You seem to admire Eastern values. I quote here a Quatrain from my book Rubai'yat of Josh Malihabadi -Gems & Stars: Darling! Why in your eyes the tears are rolling through/ The mirror is lying, believe me, it is true/ Look at your reflection carried by my eyes/ Cheer up my love, I lay down my life for you./ Thanks also for you uplifting comments on my poem I Love You. You have made my day. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 3:00:00 PM

    Elizabeth, I have missed you talented poetry girlfriend can't wait to read the rest Loads of Love Sidney

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 12:02:00 PM

    This is soooo romantic, Liz. He must be really lucky, the guy at the receiving end. Remarkable right.

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 11:42:00 AM

    Great sonnet. I like how you used Shakespeare's rhyme scheme to help express how much you care. Nice touch.- JH

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 11:05:00 AM

    i too never tire of reading your poems another great poem for you wow

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 10:21:00 AM

    * "Ps. * Had to Return Unto This Jewel of The Nile * My Dear Sweet, Gifted & Beautiful Elizabeth * Still, Its Beauty Steals My Breath Away * GoodMorning to You * Beautiful Lady * My Luv to You Always * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 7:38:00 AM

    have you ever felt that someone some where is living a parallel life of you. i feel that about you because of the things and WAY you write. john

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 7:32:00 AM

    So beautiful and sounds so honest dear poet...what a poet loves doing (covey) on slip ! Have a wonderful week Elizabeth....much love, james

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 7:23:00 AM

    So deep and thouching Elizabeth..you thouch the very essence of love my friend.Hugss

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 6:28:00 AM

    Smile ˜ "I Love This Beautiful, Very Much! ˜ Beautiful Elizabeth & Yesss, I Do ˜ My Love to You Always & Forever," John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 10:36:00 PM

    The emotion comes through your words in this one. Thank you for sharing it with us. Karen

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 5:09:00 PM

    It is an honor to know someone like you describe and your poem compliments them beautifully with depth and sincerity. A lovely poem.

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 4:23:00 PM

    sonnets are so cool and this one is no exception, Elizabeth. I've been having trouble with the internet...did you get my soup mail a couple days ago?

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 12:06:00 PM

    This is a lovely sonnet and the hands of time make our years grow more dearer each year. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 11:57:00 AM

    This sure is a touching sonnet, Elizabeth! I am glad to know that you are still writing, i think I's normal that we get these dry spells, it looks like you are over yours ;D... Thanks for dropping by my poems :D

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 11:07:00 AM

    Very touching write.........George

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 10:51:00 AM

    breathtakingly beautiful.Oh if more poetry could be like this, the world would be a better place, glorious in its construction, a poem to remember. steven

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 7:45:00 AM

    Awww, beautiful verse of romance, Elizabeth. It'd be nice to have someone reads this poem to me.

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 2:12:00 AM

    So...your writer's block has vanished.Nice to see this beautiful Sonnet.Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 10:38:00 PM

    * "4ereading, Your Deeply Beautiful Verse * I Love The Way It Feels * My Dear Sweet, Gifted & Beautiful Elizabeth * Also, Thank You * Yet It Is I Whom Are The Follower * Chasing Beautiful Poetic Butterflies * Artistics Queens of Hearts * Owww Sooo Kind * My Luv, Beyound The Ends of The World * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 8:09:00 PM

    How sweet! This reads like it truly came from the heart <3 :o)

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 6:21:00 PM

    What a charming poem this one is, Elizabeth -full of emotions and feelings. You have harnessed your thoughts in a beautiful manner. The concluding lines are superb. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 3:49:00 PM

    As always Elizabeth a lovely poem! Lt

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