and post notes and photos about your poem like Teppo Gren.
When I became interested in poetry and started to attempt writing poems about four years ago, I stumbled across sonnets and became fascinated by them.
I thought I would try writing a sonnet myself, and with my younger step-daughters wedding coming up, I decided to attempt to write "three sonnets of love" for their wedding which took place in September, 2012. This is the outcome - original, without changes.
I had very little knowledge about writing poems and about sonnets at that time, and therefore the syllable count is all over the place, as is the rhyming - let alone the meter, which I knew nothing about (and still find difficulties with). Perhaps it is even wrong to classify these as sonnets. But you have to start somewhere. It was the thought that counted the most.
After completing these three sonnets I got hooked on poetry and especially sonnets.
THREE SONNETS OF LOVE
Innocent sweet child, so blessed with love.
Smile of a little girl, behold and seek
the joy of life’s pearl, to feel her mother‘s love.
Stroke of her hair, a soft kiss on her cheek.
So lively is she, playful, cheerful, appease,
dancing through a field of meadow flowers,
Like a butterfly fluttering in the light breeze
Laughter, joy of happiness, love of ours.
Teardrop of a child, care of her mother,
her tenderness brushing the sadness away.
The soothing voice, comfort, love from none other,
so true to feel it through her life, day to day.
For it is the tender magical feeling,
to fathom the depth of love’s endless blessing.
A single teardrop, shed for the dream of you,
followed by another, a cheek so pure.
A lonely soul searching to find love that‘s true,
the pain of yearning love so hard to endure.
A dream that every lonely heart will find,
love as soft as velvet, deep as oceans,
for the aching wounded heart to find its kind,
hearts sole desire to fill her emotions.
Lonely passion, distant stars, deep feeling,
for the lonely heart to reach it’s ripeness.
Dream of loving, empty hearts pain of yearning,
to give love more depth to reach its wholeness.
A dream to hold onto for the coming years
and fill an empty heart with love that endears.
Two lonely hearts ached, two hearts yearned,
heal‘d together to fulfill their passion,
of love come true, to see it being returned,
heartbeat as one to feel love’s devotion
Holding each other in a soft caress
forever, through the times of eternity,
joined together, with a dream they possess,
all so true, feeling their love’s intensity
The love so deep, for them to know, to feel,
the solemn promise to live in wedded bliss.
Loving look, eyes that glow, to reveal
the feelings of joy; now it has come to this.
To wed on this fine day in September,
for two dear hearts forever to remember.
Copyright © Teppo Gren | Year Posted 2016