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Tender Is This Love

Love has taken a firm grasp of my soul,
ridding me of chill and bite of hoarfrost
Strong arms rescued me from the Winter's cold
Etched upon my heart is his name,  embossed

He soothed my senses and woeful sorrows,
offered moonbeams to dispel darkest nights
Erased the reasons for my brow's furrows
Lifted me from harm and set my world aright

He drowned me in crashing tides of passion
then revived me with life's breath in a kiss
Pray, heart,  keep beating in such sweet fashion
ne'er to be slain and cast in death's deep abyss.

Tender is this love through nature's seasons
with gentle reminders of heart's reasons

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 12/24/2016 10:24:00 AM
Back again to read this true gem. And wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a most blessed New Years!
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Date: 11/29/2016 5:29:00 PM
My friend, you have created one truly wonderful sonnet filled with hope, joy and love.. Such that true love promises in a romance that is eternal! Adding to my fav list as this is a true gem!
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Date: 11/29/2016 10:42:00 PM
Hello dear Robert. Thank you for the sweet accolades.
Date: 11/25/2016 7:26:00 AM
Lin this is simply beautiful, the bounty of love expressed joyously. Love it.
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Date: 11/25/2016 2:34:00 PM
I thank you with a humble curtsy and a smile, Phil.
Date: 11/21/2016 9:12:00 AM
Wonderful. a fave and a 7
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Date: 11/21/2016 11:17:00 AM
Hello, John and thank you very much.
Date: 11/21/2016 8:46:00 AM
Hi Lin. Very passionate and romantic. I am sitting here with a rose between my teeth....drowned me crashing waves of passion...then revived you. Ok well what can I say.. its a humdinger!
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Date: 11/21/2016 11:17:00 AM
My goodness, this one seems to have touched the romantic ebb of your tide. Thank you, Jannie.
Date: 11/20/2016 4:10:00 AM
Hi Lin, beautiful Sonnet, this is my favourite style of poetry and yours no doubt one of the best I have read, thank you so much for sharing and take care.......Vera
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Date: 11/20/2016 9:27:00 AM
Thank you for such kind comments, Vera. I appreciate you for reading, commenting and enjoying it. I hope you're well.
Date: 11/16/2016 1:30:00 PM
Sonnet of all sonnet what can I say :)
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Date: 11/17/2016 7:15:00 AM
Your comment is all you needed to say. Thank you, Eve, my sweet friend.
Date: 11/11/2016 8:19:00 AM
This is wonderfully romantic Lin. An appropriate form to write in as well (although his name embossed on your heart sounds rather painful, especially if it ever ended).
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Date: 11/11/2016 8:51:00 AM
First, James, I want to thank you for liking this sonnet so well. Secondly, if love takes hold of a heart, the name of that loved one will always remain. Whether or not that love lives on, the memories are etched in the heart for eternity.
Date: 11/10/2016 2:18:00 PM
A beautiful romantic sonnet, Lin. I really loved these two lines ... he drowned me in crashing tides of passion, then revived me with life's breath in a kiss. Elegantly expressed. Throw on some romantic Elvis Presley and it's all good. Great write, dear. Love always. RW
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Date: 11/10/2016 5:31:00 PM
Thanks so much, RW. I'll pass on the sounds of Elvis. If there's murmurings going on I want it to be his or mine...or both. lol
Date: 11/7/2016 11:56:00 AM
I love this! I wish this love for everyone.
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Date: 11/7/2016 12:40:00 PM
If it were only possible for everyone to feel the bond of this kind love...thank you very much, Sunlite.
Date: 11/6/2016 8:31:00 PM
Just when I think I have read the most romantic sonnet ever, someone comes and outdoes the last one! Romantically beautiful!
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Date: 11/7/2016 11:11:00 AM
Your kind words offer the loveliest comments. Thank you very much, Arthur.
Date: 11/4/2016 9:11:00 AM
Lovely sonnet Lin, first time I've read hoarfrost in a poem, bravo!
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Date: 11/5/2016 5:06:00 AM
Thanks so much, Paloma.
Date: 11/3/2016 10:39:00 PM
So glad you favored us with this peace Dear Lin, simply lovely. " life's breath in a kiss". Just great...
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Date: 11/5/2016 5:05:00 AM
Thank you very much, dear Charlie. I love it when specific lines are chosen to mention. I hope you're well and happy.
Date: 11/3/2016 10:48:00 AM
Ah, this gets a big "sigh" out of me. I love love poems and this one is definitely one to love. So beautiful Lin.
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Date: 11/3/2016 3:01:00 PM
Ohh, I love it when I get a 'sigh' from my write. Thanks so much, Chris.
Date: 11/3/2016 7:48:00 AM
This is an extremely beautiful sonnet, Lin:) a 7:)
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Date: 11/3/2016 8:34:00 AM
Thank you very much, Jo, for the compliment and the rating. Both are appreciated.
Date: 11/3/2016 5:44:00 AM
Lovely Sonnet ... wonderful images ...
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Lin Lane
Date: 11/3/2016 8:32:00 AM
Thanks so much, Probir.
Date: 11/3/2016 3:40:00 AM
You came back to us with the most gorgeous love sonnet Lin wow moon beams and tides of passion - you really have surpassed yourself my friend:-) into faves this is truly beautiful:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/3/2016 8:32:00 AM
aww, Jan ~ you know I'll never leave you. Thank you for pointing out certain lines you like. That kind of feedback is always welcome. Hugs, my buddy.
Date: 11/2/2016 11:14:00 PM
Gorgeous sonnet, Lin. i love it! Wonderful to see you posting. I've missed you:)
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Date: 11/3/2016 8:30:00 AM
Thank you, Danny. Your sweet comments always make me happy...missing you, too. We're only a keyboard away.
Date: 11/2/2016 9:00:00 PM
Why, Lin Lane - as I live and breath, I'm happy to see you! Surely you just came back or I would have noticed. Your poem is you - beautiful and beautifully written. I wonder if it is for the English Sonnet contest? Ours are alike in theme. I loved it and I love seeing you ... CayCay
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Date: 11/2/2016 9:37:00 PM
Hi CayCay. I'm happy to see you as well. Thanks for your lovely comments and it wasn't written for a contest. I don't spend a lot of time here any longer but I'll make a point of reading your sonnet and I'm sure it'll do very well in the contest. I'm not really back to post regularly, but every once in a while I pop in with one.