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ASYMMETRICAL LOVE

The Bard compares you to a summer’s day;*
Neruda hunts for a sign of you in others.†
My heart is shaped in your hands like clay,
the fountain of which is found in mothers.
The object of Spenser’s love is like ice;‡
Byron’s heart which love of you alone can bind.**
The inferno in me obtained at a price:
from freedom sought which has left me blind. 
If I should view love as a shadow on 
a wall of the cave I might have hidden
myself in and with no light from the sun,
then woe betide if I should be bidden. 
Power from Chaos to create symmetry,
but our love is doomed to asymmetry. 

GLOSSARY
*Sonnet 18 – William Shakespeare
†I Hunt for a Sign of You – Pablo Neruda
‡Amoretti ***: My Love is like to ice, and I to fire – Edmund Spenser
** Sonnet on Chillon – Lord Byron

3 July 2019
Love Poems for Her (That Special Romantic Interest) Poetry ContestCash Prize Poetry Contest
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Date: 8/5/2019 8:33:00 AM
Congratulations Suzette:An interesting comparison of love through the ages and through other poet’s eyes. Congratulations on your top placement. SuZ
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Suzette Richards
Date: 8/5/2019 9:58:00 AM
Thanks, SuZ The 1st 2 stanzas are variations on the poetic form Cento. Nice to see you around again. Regards, Su
Date: 8/2/2019 5:36:00 PM
Lovely, Suzette. Congrats on your win.
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Suzette Richards
Date: 8/5/2019 2:03:00 AM
Thank you for your ongoing support, Line :)