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Author's Notes: "Love's Alchemy is Eternal" is a Shakespearean Sonnet I completed on June 27, 2016. I was inspired to write this particular sonnet because I wanted to focus on some key emotional, passionate, and ethereal notions underlying "LOVE" essentially as a transformative process for two people who are truly and deeply in love and destined to be together always. "Transformative" is where my metaphorical use of "Alchemy" comes into to play throughout this sonnet. I chose to write this sonnet in open meter, vice iambic pentameter, which is what I usually default to traditionally in most of my past sonnets. I personally liked the power and pitch of each of the interlocking verses in this sonnet. The ending couplet of the sonnet portrays, I think, superbly the protagonist's prayer of love's final transformation for an eternity, followed by the bold declaration that his love shall never leave his chosen mate, that is, his wife in this instance. (Gary Bateman - June 27, 2016) (Shakespearean Sonnet)

Meter:  Open

Rhyming Sequence:  abab|cdcd|efef|gg

Categories: dream, emotions, god, heaven, love, metaphor, and symbolism.

Love’s Alchemy is Eternal

Your look, touch, and scent now so perfect pure,
Enchants my true emotions and soaring passion.
I knoweth now our love shall always endure,
As God unites our souls as one by divine action!

Our sensual passion defines love’s spirit entire,
As we caress and kiss for this moment’s bliss.
Love’s alchemy maketh our spirits soar afire,
As we embrace our lips find that deepest kiss!

Our hearts beat now in a sacred tempo of love,
That reflects our real destiny, two souls as one.
This is God’s gift to us from Heaven high above,
As we wish these magic moments of eternal fun!

By Heaven, I pray our love’s alchemy forever,
And declareth my love shan’t leave you ever!    
 
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
June 27, 2016 (Shakespearean Sonnet)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 10/4/2016 10:46:00 PM
So passionate, so pure and lovely is this poem.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/5/2016 8:45:00 AM
Thanks Carole!! I really appreciate your read and observation of my sonnet here. Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 8/12/2016 11:01:00 AM
Very deep sonnet that speaks of the power of love and our need for a soul's companion, HERE ON EARTH, to share life's adventures and journey ! Adding this great sonnet to my fav list..
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/17/2016 4:52:00 PM
Thanks Robert very much for your read and wonderful comment here on my sonnet!! And for the "FAV LIST" designation!! (I will get caught up with you later, as I'm technically away from the Soup for a while working on prose writes.) Hope all is well -- and best wishes to your family and you too -- of course!! Gary
Date: 7/31/2016 5:52:00 PM
truly excellent piece of writing gary outstanding in its contents and the notes gave power to its subject thumbs up pal wishing you both a blessing of a week
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/1/2016 11:03:00 AM
Thanks Liam Mate for your great comment here!! I did enjoy writing this one for sure!! Continued best wishes . . . Gary
Date: 7/28/2016 3:09:00 PM
Gary, you are braver than I. This was beautiful and I can almost feel the transformation; kudos!
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Date: 7/31/2016 2:22:00 PM
Hello ML!! It's been a very long time since I heard from you. I sensed that you were probably away for a while. I'm very pleased that you liked this sonnet. And thanks very much for the kudos here!! (I'm currently working on my second book. This one is actually a prose book -- short stories, flash-fiction, and a novella. I probably won't post anymore poetry until after August. The prose writes do take time.) I will drop by and check out your latest writes. Glad to hear from you again!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 7/23/2016 10:30:00 PM
So well written Sir... I have always desired to try my hand in sonnets but find difficulty especially in the rhyme patterns.... This is just superb in it's form and excellent in it's subject. In fact it almost sounds like a humble lover's desperate prayer. Congrats on your win
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/24/2016 2:42:00 PM
Hello Messoh!! Thanks very much for your read of my sonnet and your gracious comments. Sonnets, like other metered/rhymed writes do take some time to get them as perfect as possible. I certainly want to encourage you to try your hand at them. Once you find a theme you're interested in, just take your time thinking about how you want to construct the sonnet. (You might think about writing a Canzone first. This style is the precursor to the Italian and English sonnets, and one has a little more latitude in constructing them. Just a thought!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 7/10/2016 9:02:00 PM
Hi Gary, a wonderful Sonnet, to me the sonnet speaks love more fully than many forms of poetry. Your words seem to flow so easily and the love does flow through each line. I followed this sonnet from start to finish feeling the emotion most deeply. I came to the end and i wanted more, but sometimes i am greedy when it comes to excellent words. The eternal love does sing through your piece. I love the romance Gary. A definite seven and a fav. Best wishes to Ingrid and yourself my friend....Mike.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/11/2016 9:41:00 AM
Hello Mike, Thanks for taking the time to take a read of this one too!! The Sonnet, like the older Canzone form, is one of my favorite poetic forms. I'm very pleased you liked this one -- and thanks too for the seven/fav!! This one was a joy to put together. Spill Ink Always, and Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 7/6/2016 5:35:00 PM
Hi Gary, You have composed a well written sonnet.It was so beautiful and romantic. It left the reader longing and craving for such a love. Well done my poetic friend. A huge seven: -) Alexis
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/8/2016 6:26:00 AM
Hello My Dear Poetic Friend "Alexis"!! Thank you for your read and your very gracious words here -- and for the Huge Seven. My wife, Ingrid, really liked this sonnet too. I really like what you mention about the longing and craving for such a love. Love is truly that magical emotion which can and does sweep each and every one of us off of our feet. Have a most wonderful weekend!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 7/2/2016 11:15:00 AM
Bravo and cheers to you on this beautiful sonnet, Gary! Thumbs up for wives and when, "Love's Alchemy is Eternal"! The Greats give reverence and respect to these wondrous moments.:) Fundamental values that will never be outdated, since it is the door that allows peace and harmony into our lives. Best to you and yours!! Mikki
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/2/2016 11:50:00 AM
Hello Dear One Mikki!! Thanks for your read and most generous comments on my sonnet here. Sonnets, whether they be Shakespearean or Petrarchan, tend to be among my favorite traditional poetic formats. "The Greats" do, indeed, give us much to contemplate with the wondrous poetic templates passed down to all of us resident here now in the 21st Century. By this measure, I do tend to be less of a "Free Verse" person. I certainly agree for sure that "fundamental value" shall never be outdated. Thanks much again for your timely comments here!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 7/2/2016 9:52:00 AM
Well done, Gary! In the spirit of Shakespeare.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/2/2016 10:30:00 AM
Thanks so much Ralph!! I actually pale in comparison to the Great Master -- Shakespeare, but at least I do try!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 6/28/2016 6:50:00 AM
- This is a wonderful poem, dear Gary - Really enjoy reading this - Skillful use of metaphor and great rhyming - tr. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Gary Bateman
Date: 6/30/2016 3:36:00 PM
Thanks so much Dear Anne-Lise!! Sonnets are still one of my favorite formats. "Love" is one of those topics with an endless variety of options and themes to write about. Glad you liked this piece. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 6/27/2016 9:05:00 PM
Hi G! A very beautiful romantic sweet and passionate love poem,you've written here, my dear friend G.An excellent Sonnet, filled of so much love and devotion.Very beautifully written. Outstanding!Just awesome!I enjoyed it!Golden pen!A 7 +!A Fav! Sending my love n' prayers to you and Ingrid!I really hope that all is well with you both.All the best to you too always, G! Spill ink!:))Wishing you a very lovely week!In His light God bless you always!:)D.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 6/30/2016 3:43:00 PM
Hello Dear One "D" . . . Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and the TR/FAV!! I always appreciate your thoughts and positive support. Likewise, Ingrid and I do wish you all the best -- and do keep up the great work with all of your poetry!! Spill Ink Always!! Cheers and Best, "G"
Date: 6/27/2016 8:30:00 PM
One of the best sonnets I have read, I love when you give notes and explanations to the poems, makes them so much more personnel and expressive! A7
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Gary Bateman
Date: 6/30/2016 3:49:00 PM
Hello Arthur!! Thanks for your great comments here and for the "7"!! This is the first sonnet I've written in a while. I do really enjoy them. I'm pleased to see that you like my Author's Notes. I keep them as an audit trail for all of my various writes, and to give the reader key insights and background on each poem I undertake. Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 6/27/2016 4:46:00 PM
A wonderful and passionate write Gary. I really enjoyed this read. A (7) for me
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Gary Bateman
Date: 6/27/2016 5:14:00 PM
Thanks Sharon!! I'm pleased you liked this sonnet. (I've been away for a short while working on prose writes for my second book.) Best Wishes from Ingrid and me!! Cheers and Best, Gary