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Cherished is the Night

not Aphrodite's vernal ivory skin
nor Cleopatra's jasmine scented lair
could tempt this man to stray in lustful sin
for next to you no beauty can compare

like Tristan mesmerized by Isolde's spell
or Romeo who died in sweet embrace
I'd gladly sacrifice this earthly shell
to see the smile return upon your face

it breaks my heart to know you're in such pain
you try so hard to wear a blithe facade
my promise is to stay through sun and rain
remembering the vows made under God

let's celebrate our love 'til morning light
and may we ne'er forget this cherished night



* for my girl - 25 years and going strong

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/4/2019 12:24:00 PM
I was drawn to this by reading a comment left elsewhere. This is a beautiful testament to your love. I know it's not easy for either of you...<3
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/4/2019 1:40:00 PM
Chronic illness wears you down, but love keeps you going. Thanks for visit
Date: 11/3/2019 1:30:00 PM
such a beautiful poem from your heart... being i have insight into this, i could see her through your words and see that pain ...it's a struggle not only she must face but you as well...daily...prayers to you both and kudos to you on an excellent heartfelt write...i love this.... hugs :)
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/3/2019 3:41:00 PM
she is beautiful....you make a lovely couple....
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/3/2019 2:01:00 PM
Thanks. Her pic is on my homepage
Date: 10/22/2019 12:50:00 PM
Beautiful, heartfelt and touching. Excellent pen.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/22/2019 6:49:00 PM
:)
Date: 10/18/2019 10:43:00 PM
This is beautifully written and I love the sentiment.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/19/2019 7:46:00 AM
:)
Date: 9/1/2019 2:57:00 AM
Wonderful Sonnet. I love poetry like this. Panagiota
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Son of Spock
Date: 9/2/2019 8:56:00 AM
I enjoy writing sonnets. Thanks
Date: 8/4/2019 11:04:00 PM
She is lucky to have you!! This is so beautiful and romantic. Love is.. moments just like this. ~ Brandy
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/5/2019 7:14:00 AM
I'm the lucky one. :)
Date: 8/4/2019 7:58:00 AM
A beautiful sonnet and may the hand of God guide you as He did mine till the end of time.
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/5/2019 7:14:00 AM
Yes loyalty is a must
Date: 7/5/2019 9:17:00 AM
We just celebrated our 25th anniversary in May. In one way it feels like we have always been together and in another it is like we met yesterday. God was very generous to gift me such an amazing woman. I enjoyed this glimpse into your heart.
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Son of Spock
Date: 7/5/2019 3:56:00 PM
Thanks. I don't write about me often
Date: 5/20/2019 6:36:00 AM
Exceptionally fine romantic sonnet my friend. Very strong and beautiful tribute to your beloved wife. I've written my wife several hundred poems, she thinks they are old hat now after getting so many. Yet I know she still loves them. Superb sonnet....
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/28/2019 7:18:00 AM
This is the only one I've written for her so it's special. Thanks Rob
Date: 5/17/2019 4:10:00 PM
"let's celebrate our love 'til morning light and may we ne'er forget this cherished night." I'm gonna say these words to my girlfriend tonight. Fav, fav, fav :3
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/17/2019 6:57:00 PM
Words to romance by. Fosho thanks
Date: 5/14/2019 12:02:00 PM
Wonderful sonnet T, you are mastering this form, better and better each time, we got 24plus going too, they(our wives) are a blessing for sure!!
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/4/2019 11:33:00 AM
Yessir
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John Hamilton
Date: 7/25/2019 9:40:00 AM
Hi Tom I used this title in my 20 title poem, hope it's ok!
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/14/2019 12:17:00 PM
We luv our gals
Date: 5/12/2019 3:18:00 PM
Hello Son of Spock, this is so romantic. I enjoyed this poem. have a nice evening my friend
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/14/2019 12:17:00 PM
Thanks much
Date: 5/10/2019 7:27:00 PM
Romance in its bittersweet embrace!
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/11/2019 3:20:00 PM
The good outweighs the bad every day of the week
Date: 5/4/2019 2:32:00 PM
Bravo! To love! Very well done. Bob
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/4/2019 4:14:00 PM
To love!
Date: 5/3/2019 9:24:00 AM
such a gorgeous sonnet, and a loving message for your girl. Very nicely done, Tom.
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/4/2019 4:14:00 PM
Thanks good buddy
Date: 5/1/2019 7:53:00 PM
Classy, masterful rendition of the classic form. Kudos to you --- and here's hoping that your wife appreciates those stunning compliments! Best wishes, Gershon
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/2/2019 5:12:00 PM
Danke
Date: 5/1/2019 10:07:00 AM
A classic English Sonnet with perfect iambic pentameter and romantic message - once a student, now a mentor!
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Son of Spock
Date: 5/2/2019 5:12:00 PM
Absoflippinlutely!
Date: 4/29/2019 10:22:00 PM
I was with you until the very end when you said something about being with a girl for 25 years, completely stripped an otherwise strong sonnet of its believableness (believability?) something. This almost reads like song lyrics, I dig it. I also dig the use of neat words like "blithe" and "vernal". Top-notch, Tomasito.
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Son of Spock
Date: 4/30/2019 7:36:00 AM
Sadly I've seen divorce and it's ugly. Don't ever want to go there again. I'm happy to say this one thinks I hung the moon (shhh)
Date: 4/29/2019 7:56:00 PM
I’ve always enjoyed your sonnets, Tommy, and this one didn’t disappoint. A beautiful tribute to your bride my friend. John
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Son of Spock
Date: 4/30/2019 7:35:00 AM
Thanks for support john
Date: 4/29/2019 6:17:00 PM
A very beautiful love poem dedicated to your girl. I love your romantic comparisons a famous love stories. I am sure she will love this gem. I do. : ) xxoo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/29/2019 11:14:00 PM
Oh yes, that is exactly the reaction you want! Cheers!
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Son of Spock
Date: 4/29/2019 6:49:00 PM
It drew a tear and got me a hug so it's all good
Date: 4/29/2019 1:58:00 AM
You romantic fool lol... Great sonnet, you have really mastered these...
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Son of Spock
Date: 4/29/2019 9:54:00 AM
Yessir thanks
Date: 4/28/2019 4:02:00 PM
And cherished is the love honoured in your amazing Sonnet! A sweet and genuine beauty! I tremendously enjoyed the read.. a fave work of heart.. my deepest regards and blessings.
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Son of Spock
Date: 4/28/2019 6:14:00 PM
I enjoy writing sonnets. thanks much
Date: 4/28/2019 6:44:00 AM
Good on you mate...your wife must be an angel...retro Tommy I see...nice stash...if that it is a stash...I had longer hair though...happy endings my friend...^WW^...{*J*}
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Son of Spock
Date: 4/28/2019 6:14:00 PM
She's a cherub. Thanks wingy
Date: 4/27/2019 10:16:00 AM
Nice one SOS. Beautiful. Very special and very lucky lady, your wife...and mucho kudos to her for coping with you, she must love you LOTS. x
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Son of Spock
Date: 4/28/2019 6:12:00 PM
Hey this persona is sweet. I like it!
Date: 4/27/2019 8:49:00 AM
Surely she deserves a PURPLE Heart. Cool ode. As for the hair in the latest rendition of no-ears SOS, it's a MULLET.
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Son of Spock
Date: 4/28/2019 6:13:00 PM
He's still got the pointers, they're just hidden under all that hair!
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 4/27/2019 10:17:00 AM
she don't know what she's talking about half the time, ignore her...
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