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What is Love

What is this thing love, that makes fools of kings.
That makes a once low and lonely pauper dance,
Or the most cheerful heart now cry when singing -
Yet ready for another awkward chance.
Is there anything in this mortal life
That thrice bitten, we reach out again
To where angels and demons dance with knives 
And where pain seems too common an end.
I think not - I think it is our soul's gold,
A quest that is never, ever ending
Then once in our grasp, to no one sold,
Nor value in a heart pretending.
   I look upon this love I hold and pray.
   That never can I let it slip away.


February, 12, 2014
Modern Sonnet

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  1. Date: 3/3/2014 12:32:00 AM
    What a cool write... and so true - always ready for another awkward chance, thrice bitten, we reach out yet again!!! lovely, lovely!

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 6:20:00 PM
    Craig, Congratulations, on your win, thank you for sharing, and helping the reader Feel The emotions of Love through your poem. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 9:00:00 AM
    Great one Craig! I would have ranked it at the top. More philosophical than romantic perhaps, but with words I will remember when the others are forgotten. Congratulations

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 3:54:00 AM
    Congratulations. It is a great piece!!

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 8:30:00 AM
    I am always humbled by the heart you express; this is beautiful Craig.

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 6:22:00 PM
    this was one of two lovely sonnets that just had to place in my top three, and I do like these kind of modern sonnets; the pleasure and pain of love is beautifully conveyed through your lines - congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 2/17/2014 6:06:00 PM
    Looks like a lovely valentine for your lovely wife...:-) beautiful Craig....

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 10:05:00 PM
    this is a great love sonnet for modern times. It really cuts to the chase, Craig. Is it for a contest? I see there is a new love contest being sponsored!! This has to be it!!

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    Date: 2/12/2014 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks AD--yes, for the love contest
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:13:00 PM
    I am just now learning this modern form of sonnet......I do believe you have mastered it beautifully! this is excellent!!

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 7:08:00 PM
    A beautiful sonnet..I'm in love with your love words..and won't let them slip away Craig.I really love the first two lines mostly.Magnifique : ) : )