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Author's Notes: This Petrarchan Sonnet entitled: "The Tides of Our Passion" is a love sonnet set in Iambic Pentameter. This sonnet touches on the ebb and flow metaphorically related to the rise and fall of passion that any couple may expect in a long-term relationship or marriage. This is something to be expected normally as part of the greater human dynamic. It's worth noting, however, that in any true love relationship, love itself as that most prized and vexing emotion does provide a constant force that binds people together in this life and perhaps even further into eternity under God's cosmic purview. And so, passion and love together project that magical and majestic force which makes our life complete on this Earth. Nevertheless, I also note near the end of this sonnet, in the final verse, that "Knowing love shall transcend our mortal birth!" This means that it's a force even to be reckoned with in the ethereal world. This harkens back to the notion that "God is Love" and "God is the Universe." Mankind's Love is that constant which transcends our mortal existence and brings us all closer to God. These are my special thoughts on "The Tides of Our Passion." (Gary Bateman, July 28, 2015) (Petrarchan Sonnet)
Categories: allegory, beauty, emotions, feelings, love, romance, and together.
The technical parameters of this Sonnet are rendered as follows:
Syllables Per Line: 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Verses: 14
Total # Words: 107
Meter: Iambic Pentameter
Rhyme Sequence: Octave - abbaabba | Sestet - cddcee
("How Many Syllables Counter" was used for syllable confirmation for both automated and manual syllable counts and cross-check.)