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Mercy, a sonnet

Is this then all there is now, only me
And all there is now left for me to do 
Cry ‘mercy’ to the unforgiving sea
And bury all the love I had for you
Beneath the sorry roses in the shade
Of yew trees, in the graveyard, by the wall
Let tenderness and fondest feelings fade
Until the day there is no you at all
Within my mirror, only empty sky
And tumbleweed across the arid ground
No answer to the question of my cry
Just silence; oh my love, in you I found
A heat too sweet and gentle to forget
Have mercy on me, love, don’t leave me yet

© Gail Foster 2016








 


Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 8/15/2016 11:39:00 PM
This is a beautiful sonnet. I was hooked in the first four words. I always get tripped up trying to punctuate mine - I like the solution you found to that issue :)
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Gail Foster
Date: 8/16/2016 6:54:00 PM
Thanks, Phillip. It's good to have breaks within lines, but I find that aspect of writing sonnets tricky.
Date: 8/8/2016 4:17:00 AM
Gail, this is such a beautiful sonnet; loved the sense of tenderness and sadness in your imagery. Agnes
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Gail Foster
Date: 8/16/2016 6:52:00 PM
Thank you. I was very sad when I wrote this x
Date: 7/29/2016 3:57:00 AM
A fabulous sonnet conveying the deepest emotions of sad love. Beautifully written, Gail. A7 and faves. T.J
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Gail Foster
Date: 8/6/2016 9:36:00 AM
Thanks, Teppo. Poets. We can turn dross in to gold.
Date: 7/27/2016 5:41:00 PM
Lovely! Just lovely! Bravo Gail.
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Gail Foster
Date: 8/6/2016 9:35:00 AM
Thank you, Daniel. I'm pleased with this.
Date: 7/27/2016 5:12:00 PM
A beautiful sonnet Gail...the pace was great and nothing was forced..lovely
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Gail Foster
Date: 8/6/2016 9:35:00 AM
Thank you for reading this, Tim
Date: 7/27/2016 5:02:00 PM
Well.....Gail.....this beautifully written sonnet had me pinching back tears. A wonderfully touching write and brilliant (IMHO) SONNET.
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Gail Foster
Date: 8/6/2016 9:34:00 AM
Thank you very much. One could hope for no better response.