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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

I
CHILDHOOD

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.

II
YEARNING

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.

III
ETERNITY

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.


T.J Grén
September, 2012

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Date: 6/27/2018 10:16:00 AM
What a beautiful, deep, emotive piece this is, TJ, reflecting three wonderful phases of love - all amazing, strong and true! Excellently and lovingly written! Hugs. Pandita
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Date: 6/28/2018 1:26:00 AM
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Pandita. Very much appreciated. T.J
Date: 4/26/2018 12:57:00 PM
I don't know which of these three sonnets I like best; they are all so beautiful. I should like permission to quote "Eternity" in a book I am writing. I would cite you as the original author, of course. If you don't want to give permission, I understand.
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Date: 5/2/2018 11:21:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Gracie. You have my permission to quote "Eternity". T.J
Date: 8/21/2017 11:48:00 PM
What a beautiful trio of sonnets. A gift of words a daughter will treasure forever. The sentiments flowing through each one are deeply heartfelt and full of love. I can only imagine the emotions you felt writing this TJ:) Thank you for sharing this special piece xo I appreciate your author's notes, a lovely touch. You have such a natural gift for poetry. This is a gorgeous, book worthy 'attempt' :) I hope you are very well.
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Date: 4/7/2017 9:58:00 AM
Neat work, Teppo ! I enjoyed your sonnets. Mike Reed
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Date: 3/13/2017 11:45:00 PM
very nicely done :) Glad you liked my Her Tears :)
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Date: 3/14/2017 5:19:00 AM
Thank you very much, Debbie. T.J
Date: 3/11/2017 6:14:00 PM
What a natural you are Teppo, I really enjoyed your sonnets. Looking forward to reading the rest of your work. You certainly deserve the highest rating. I'd give you a 10 if I could Well written, adding you to my favourite list.
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Date: 3/14/2017 5:18:00 AM
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Maria. T.J
Date: 3/7/2017 1:10:00 PM
Beautiful Teppo. There is so much emotion and tenderness in these three pieces. Loved it from beginning to end. Well Done. God Bless, JB
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Date: 3/8/2017 6:54:00 AM
Thank you very much for your lovely words of encouragement, Judy. T.J
Date: 9/23/2016 3:32:00 AM
Very well written. We form part of the three sonnets in our life. It's wonderful. I love it. Congrats.
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Date: 9/12/2016 6:21:00 PM
TJ these sonnets are beautiful. Once I called Andrea as sonneteer but I think I have to give that nickname to you. You are truly and master of this form of poetry. Remember you promised me that you're going to recite a Ghazal. ... I'm still waiting.
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Date: 8/14/2016 10:15:00 AM
gosh, you left me more than just two comments. Wish I were not in such a rush today, I'd search for one of yours I never saw yet. I don't think there are many though!!
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Date: 8/12/2016 9:30:00 AM
Love this one "Teppo" - heart felt - beautifully written - one of your best . . . : )
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Date: 8/12/2016 2:02:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Indiana. T.J
Date: 8/9/2016 3:58:00 PM
AHH, my friend a master of the sonnet... A triple delight and one that humbles me with its message, perfection and depth. A fav and a gem....
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Date: 8/10/2016 3:46:00 PM
Thank you very much, Robert. You are always so kind with your words of support. I know that with the depth of feeling you possess, you understand the message of my sonnets. T.J
Date: 8/9/2016 8:38:00 AM
Great gift to give your daughter for her wedding..Enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for the visits to my page..Sara
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Date: 8/9/2016 8:43:00 AM
Thank you very much, Sara. Always lovely to have you visit and comment my poetry. T.J
Date: 8/4/2016 5:16:00 PM
Sonnets are my favourite form, Teppo, having read these just now, i know why...
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Date: 8/4/2016 11:18:00 PM
Thank you very much for your comment, Harry. Sonnets will always remain my favorite form of poetry. T.J
Date: 8/4/2016 8:21:00 AM
Three most lovely sonnets you have composed. I am trying to venture English Poetry world since only one year. I have very little knowledge about syllable counts, meters form, etc....Yet I will suggest one thing. if you break a sonnet into stanzas, it looks better. Three stanzas with four lines and then last two lines
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Date: 8/4/2016 11:17:00 PM
Thank you very much, Anisha. Your suggestion is noted. T.J
Date: 8/4/2016 7:39:00 AM
Chock-full-of-sentiments, Teppo. Commendable. :-)
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Date: 8/4/2016 11:16:00 PM
Thank you, Tom. Appreciated. T.J
Date: 8/3/2016 4:52:00 PM
Hi TJ, Three sonnets of Love and each one is a beauty in itself. As always, your content impecable. Each one well written, well they come from your pen, need i say anymore. All three touch me and that being the case i have no favourite. Each sonnet has its merits and each one is excellent. May your pen ever run with gold my friend. This is a definite seven and a fave....Mike.
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Date: 8/4/2016 5:46:00 AM
Thank you very much, Mike, for your kind words of encouragement, seven and fave. Your continued support is much appreciated. T.J
Date: 8/3/2016 2:04:00 PM
TJ, got more?.. huggs..:)
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Date: 8/3/2016 1:03:00 PM
Such deep sentiments do not need precise form to create lasting beauty. I enjoyed your emotional wish for your daughter.
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Date: 8/4/2016 5:43:00 AM
Thank you very much, James. I agree with you about the precise form - generally in poetry. T.J
Date: 8/3/2016 6:09:00 AM
A wonderful trilogy of sonnets this is, Teppo. I read Skat's remarks here and I agree with her. I too liked the middle one best. i think because i felt those yearnings so strongly in my youth. also i see it is YOUR favorite. I think it is the most realistic too. the first and last one are idealized versions of childhood and marriage, which also are true in a sense but not so real for me personally as that middle one!
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Date: 8/4/2016 5:42:00 AM
Thank you very much, Andrea. Yes, the second one is my favorite too, and for the same reasons as for you. T.J
Date: 8/3/2016 5:47:00 AM
I am moved by your words. My son is getting married next year, I will have to come back to these for poetic inspiration.
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Date: 8/4/2016 5:40:00 AM
Thank you very much, Richard. It will be a special event for you next year with your son getting married. T.J
Date: 8/2/2016 10:04:00 AM
I feel so privileged to read these heart-felt sonnets that capture the depth of your emotion so beautifully. They are ones that I'll want to reread. You've captured both the yearning and the joy of found love.
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Date: 8/2/2016 11:09:00 PM
I am touched by your lovely comments, Kathleen. Thank you. T.J
Date: 8/2/2016 9:42:00 AM
Beautiful sonnets TJ...where love finds eternity...
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Date: 8/2/2016 11:08:00 PM
Thank you very much, Joseph. T.J
Date: 8/2/2016 8:01:00 AM
The evolution through the three is so beautifully and eloquently expressed Teppo. Love a happy ending. :)
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Date: 8/2/2016 11:08:00 PM
Thank you very much, Robert. T.J
Date: 8/2/2016 7:30:00 AM
wow Teppo.....fell in hard to these fine poems....have 2 daughters getting married next yr....we are close, going camping northern Minnesota w/them in 3 wks...(fiance's don't like camping!) going canoeing beyond the labelled "headwaters of mississippi" to a spring deep in the forest where we found the true source...following Chief Ozawindib's notes...(Schoolcraft's guide) it is at these quiet times my girls talk of life with me...jimbo
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Date: 8/2/2016 11:07:00 PM
Camping at the headwaters of Mississippi with your daughters sounds wonderful for you, Jimbo. You will have beautiful, touching events ahead of your next year with your daughters getting married. T.J
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