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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.)

The Tides of Our Passion

The tides of our passion cry out my love, 
As we seek to define who we are now.
To live this special life gives us that how,
And when and why we must seek God above!
Our souls blend one perfect constant of love, 
As we prize God’s cosmic eternal vow.
Our passion defines our life and us now;
Our love basks in Heaven’s own light above!

Our passion’s rapture is love replete,
With brilliant emotions forever bright,
As we kiss softly under God’s moonlight!
Love’s magical force makes our life complete,
As we seek happiness here on God’s Earth, 
Knowing love shall transcend our mortal birth!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
July 28, 2015 (Petrarchan Sonnet)

Author’s Notes:
Meter: Iambic Pentameter
Octave: abbaabba | Sestet: cddcee

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 9/20/2017 2:38:00 PM
A beautiful Italian sonnet penned, Gary. The last line is of a deep profound truth, resonating throughout this marvelous poem, then ending in such a glowing crescendo. Star bright poetry. Love and joy forever.
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Date: 9/20/2017 6:26:00 PM
Thank You Very Much Freddie for your fine comments here concerning my sonnet. (I'm very pleased that you liked it.) The Petrarchan Sonnet is a challenging format to do, but once you get them developed and finalized, the end result can be fabulous!! (I must get over your way to check-out your latest works.) Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 8/7/2015 1:00:00 AM
You're such an incredibly versatile writer! I love reading Italian Sonnets, and yours is profound... "Our souls blend one perfect constant of love, As we prize God’s cosmic eternal vow." These are beautiful, rich words. This is why I read your work. Always, Laura
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/7/2015 6:09:00 PM
Thank You Laura!! You've certainly become one of my prized readers for sure. I also enjoy very much your poetry too. I plan to read more of entries this weekend. The Petrarchan sonnets and some of the other variant of them give a deep and rich variety for theme development. And I'm still scratching the surface, but learning all I can. I too really like the verses you've cited above. (I'm actually writing short stories now too.) Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 8/3/2015 3:33:00 PM
your pen gary always flows with golden waves from your heart wishing you both a blessed week pal
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/4/2015 2:18:00 PM
Thanks Liam Mate!! Glad you liked my Leprechaun Ink mixture here for my poetic pen. The results were marvelous. Cheers and Best!! Gary
Date: 8/3/2015 9:59:00 AM
A great love sonnet my friend! And written in great form as well.. Super 7 on this gem Gary... Adding this sonnet to my fav list.. Thanks.. A7
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Robert Lindley
Date: 8/9/2015 6:24:00 PM
Sonnets are my favorite poetry form to read and to compose in. Something very unique about them. Draws me like a moth to a flame.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/3/2015 10:24:00 AM
Hello Robert!! Thanks -- it pleases me greatly that you like this Petrarchan Sonnet. And thanks to for the Super 7 + FAV. These sonnets are always interesting and fun to put together. Cheers and Best Wishes to you and your family!! Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 4:51:00 AM
Hi Gary, hope you are well. Well that is what I call a real poem, it is beautiful I think sonnets would be my fav. way of writing, I am not a real poet but I do like reading them and this one really deserves a comment, take care my friend..........Vera........
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/31/2015 5:23:00 AM
Hello Vera!! It pleases me greatly that you like the Petrarchan Sonnet that I wrote here. Sonnets happen to be one of my particular specialties. This type of sonnet does differ in structure from the Shakespearean Sonnet, which is perhaps the more popular form. (You might want to check out a "Terzanelle" I posted on 23 July, entitled: "The Warmth of Our True Love." You might like it too!!) I always enjoy hearing from you and Peter. Cheers and Best!! Gary
Date: 7/31/2015 1:54:00 AM
This is very beautiful Bat, it is emotive and excellence...........A.M.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/31/2015 3:31:00 AM
Thanks AM!! I'm glad you liked my sonnet here!! Continued Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 7/30/2015 10:08:00 AM
A very beautiful written poem indeed!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/30/2015 10:22:00 AM
Thanks Arthur!! I'm very pleased you liked it, Sir!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 7/30/2015 7:05:00 AM
Wo bist du mein guter freund: Wie gets? Dear Gary an inspirational poem on love! How it could be otherwise when the beginning of it and its ending is found in God himself?
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Date: 7/30/2015 10:20:00 AM
Hallo Mein Guter Friend . . . Herr Professor!! Das freut mich dass du magst mein "sonnet" Gedicht!! Diese Schreibung war natuerlich viel Arbeit mit viel nachdenken!! But what else can I say, except that "love" is very much the driving force and them of this poem. (I was gone for the last day or so. Just now seeing my e-mail and PS comments. Hope is well by you Demetrios!! All is okay, but busy, busy with my writing!! Cheers and Best!! Gary
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Date: 7/30/2015 10:13:00 AM
Hello Kim!! Thanks for your gracious comment and the 7!! I've done a few other of these Petrarchan sonnets before. They are normally more challenging than the Shakespearean sonnet. This one I was quite pleased with. (The Sestet part can be challenging since there are several different rhyming patterns that one can use.) I know you'll do very well with it when you do one!! Thanks as always!! Cheers and Best!! Gary
Date: 7/29/2015 1:51:00 PM
Your mastery of different forms continue to impress me, Gary. This is another fine example. The Italian sonnet is indeed not an easy form, I still have to try it. Another 7 for this.
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Date: 7/30/2015 10:14:00 AM
Hello Kim!! Thanks for your gracious comment and the 7!! I've done a few other of these Petrarchan sonnets before. They are normally more challenging than the Shakespearean sonnet. This one I was quite pleased with. (The Sestet part can be challenging since there are several different rhyming patterns that one can use.) I know you'll do very well with it when you do one!! Thanks as always!! Cheers and Best!! Gary
Date: 7/28/2015 1:28:00 PM
We always have to seek for divine love….Very well penned using great words of wisdom. It is a 7+!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/28/2015 1:52:00 PM
"IS" -- Thanks so much for your wonderful review and words regarding my sonnet write here. And for the 7+!! I will do my best to visit your latest poems!! Keep Writing My Good Friend . . . It's the nexus point of our soul!! Cheers and Best Wishes!! Gary
Date: 7/28/2015 10:21:00 AM
Gary, skillfully and beautifully penned love sonnet 7 and thanks for visiting my quiet poem and all your visits to my poetry
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/28/2015 1:49:00 PM
BW, No Problem!! I always enjoy your poetry immensely!! And it always pleases me to hear from your and to hear your viewpoint. I'm quite pleased that you enjoyed this particular special sonnet!! Cheers -- and continued best wishes to you . . . Gary!!
Date: 7/28/2015 5:25:00 AM
In my opinion, the Italian Sonnet is by FAR the must difficult to master because of the challenging rhyme scheme and you have done it to perfection Gary...Also, your strong faith and unconditional love for your spouse shines through like a light in the dark...Thank you for this - Tim
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/28/2015 1:40:00 PM
Thanks Tim!! It's indeed been a while since we last communicated. I must get over your way to check out your latest poetry. I published my first book of poetry ("Conversations with My Muse") on April 9th. It was released for worldwide publication on that date. I'm presently working on my second book of both poetry and short stories. I'm very pleased that you recognized the challenge inherent with the Petrarchan Sonnet!! Best Always, and I will be touch!! Cheers, Gary
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Gary Bateman
Date: 7/28/2015 1:33:00 PM
Hello Anne-Lise Dear One!! It does give me extraordinary pleasure to hear from you about my Petrarchan Sonnet write. Thanks so much for your continued support always (and you can always expect the same highest level of support from me and Liam!!). I'm very pleased that you liked this complicated and complex sonnet write. And your 7 + FAV is truly marvelous dear Anne-Lise!! You, Liam, and I must do another high-quality three-way write very, very soon!! Cheers and Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 7/28/2015 5:22:00 AM
- As I said ..... love can be described on reality many ways ...... and you are one who does it with quality and style - Love it, fav. it, and give it a 7 !!!! - Thank you my friend for your beautiful words - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/28/2015 1:42:00 PM
Hello Anne-Lise Dear One!! It does give me extraordinary pleasure to hear from you about my Petrarchan Sonnet write. Thanks so much for your continued support always (and you can always expect the same highest level of support from me and Liam!!). I'm very pleased that you liked this complicated and complex sonnet write. And your 7 + FAV is truly marvelous dear Anne-Lise!! You, Liam, and I must do another high-quality three-way write very, very soon!! Cheers and Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 7/28/2015 4:01:00 AM
Hi G! A very beautifully romantic sweet passionate love Sonnet, you've written here my dear friend Gary.So very beautiful!An excellent poem,so full of love and devotion!Just awesome!I truly enjoyed it!Golden pen!A 7 + Fav!Sending love n' prayers to you and Ingrid!All the best to you too always, G!Wishing you a very lovely week!In his light!God bless you always!:)D.
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Date: 7/28/2015 5:01:00 AM
Thanks "D" Dear One for the 7 + FAV. I do always treasure your comments and sweet words for sure. Best Wishes to you from Ingrid and me. (I really enjoyed your poem too -- by the way!!) Cheers and Best, Gary