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Author's Notes:  This romantic Petrarchan Sonnet, entitled: "Your Look of Precious Love," is a love sonnet set in Iambic Hexameter. This is another love-romance poem along the line of some of the others I've most recently written. As with many of my past writes of a similar nature, this is a very emotive poem because of the subject at hand being discussed. I hope you will find this one of interest!!  (Gary Bateman - December 5, 2014) (Petrarchan Sonnet)

Categories:  allegory, beauty, emotions, feelings, love, romance, and together.

The technical parameters of this Sonnet are rendered as follows:

Syllables Per Line:  12

Total # Syllables:  168

Total # Lines:  14 

Total # Words:  127

Rhyme Sequence:  abbaabba | ccddee

Meter:  Iambic Hexameter

("How Many Syllables Counter" was used for syllable confirmation for both automated and manual syllable counts and cross-check.)

 

Your Look of Precious Love

Whilst I gaze so warmly in your eyes my dearest, 
I see deeply your pure angelic soul of love 
Reflecting like a radiant flight of a dove, 
Charting its flight on so high emotions purest!	
Our spirits ascend high in the sky so clearest
To the very boundaries of Heaven my love,
Where the power of brightness is God’s best above. 
Your look of precious love is always mine dearest!

When we kiss so passionately our lips so melt,
As we caress warmly emotions are so felt!
Why we do this darling defines our love so dear,  
As counts the worth of angels’ blessings to be here!
How we love each other so matters on God’s Earth,
Your look of so precious love exceeds all gold’s worth! 

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved
December 05, 2014 (Petrarchan Sonnet)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/15/2018 10:27:00 AM
So lovely and so romantic. It reflects feelings of ecstasy when in love so well.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/16/2018 6:28:00 AM
Many Thanks Carole!! Very pleased you enjoyed my sonnet. I see you dug deep here to find one of my early sonnets posted with Poetry Soup near the end of 2014. I actually started writing and posting with Poetry Soup during August 2014. My, my how time has flown many poems later!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 11/23/2016 1:57:00 AM
Very romantic poem, Gary. Lush imagery to boot. You are good at what you do for sure. I'm like that untamed stallion, word count, why bother. Just go w/the flow of the creative spirit. But I admire your poetic discipline. Very sweet poem though. Love and many blessings to you and yours.
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Date: 11/23/2016 2:37:00 PM
Hello Freddie, Great to meet you for sure!! And thanks very much for your gracious comments and observations here. Believe me, I understand where you're coming from. I write all types of poetry. I do enjoy, at times, the more structured and metered types of writes. But I would also add that following your own sense of the "creative spirit" is just as important. And also, in the end, really finding your "true poetic voice." I've learned this all takes patience, time, and true desire to write. Feel free to read any of my poems as you choose. I'll check out your poetry too!! Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 2/7/2016 5:25:00 AM
Hello, Gary, it's nice to hear from you. Thank you for gracing my comment with a lovely reply. Love LINDA
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Date: 2/7/2016 10:49:00 AM
My pleasure always Dear One Linda!! (I'll give you a heads-up later when I finally return to the Soup again.) BTW, I think you'll find the Novelette I've written for my second book in the future to be very interesting!! In fact, I plan to turn it later into a full Novel. Regardless, I'll always be producing poems too!! Talk to you soon. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 1/30/2016 5:33:00 PM
GRAY, Dropped by to say hi and congratulate you on having your poem selected by Soup's Administration. This is a wonderful poem to have featured on the homepage. Always & Forever! LINDA
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Date: 1/31/2016 6:27:00 PM
Hello Dear One Linda!! Thanks so much for your very wonderful comments here my Petrarchan Sonnet from Dec 2014. I always enjoy hearing from you. I haven't forgotten you!! (I'm currently off-line momentarily with Poetry Soup probably up to and through March 2016, as I'm working on several major Prose Writes and a Novelette for my next-planned book in 2017. This book will also feature a major section of selected poems, of course, -- and so it will be a big book!!) I'll have a lot of poetry to post to Poetry Soup when I return after March. I hope all is going very well for you into the New Year!! Best Wishes Always!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 12/18/2014 9:23:00 PM
Belated congrats on poem of the day Gary and Merry Christmas to you and your lovely wife...Sharon G.
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Date: 12/19/2014 4:42:00 PM
Hello Sharon!! Thanks so much for your congrats and your very nice words here. Ingrid and I wish you and your family as well a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I've been away from my writing for a few days with other tasks. I plan to have my first book of poetry published by May-June 2015. I've been quite busy with that too. I hope 2015 is a great year for all of us!! Gary
Date: 12/10/2014 5:20:00 PM
Gary, what a wonderful poem. Makes a person think why one can never truly stop oneself from falling in love, because of the promise and possibility of being with that other person destiny has prepared for you. Cheers for finding and staying with yours, and the POTD! Sorry for being remiss, your friend was busy. Kim Patrice:)
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Date: 12/10/2014 5:50:00 PM
Kim!! Thanks for your visit and read. I'm pleased you enjoyed this sonnet. (FYI, I just released another romantic sonnet following this one on 9 December called: "What Our Dreams Are Made Of," and it kind of got less attention than this POTD selection, but in my eyes it is equally as good!!) I appreciate your being busy too. Best Wishes to You!! Gary
Date: 12/10/2014 12:39:00 PM
A happy person as rare cases happens among the poets.When love live in a poem,the verses come to write themselves and call Glory in Excelsior!
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Date: 12/10/2014 5:59:00 PM
Ovidiu, We put and well said indeed!! As poets and dreamers we are all merchants and purveyors of the written word as we seek to understand the depths and emotions of the human psyche and use our quill pens to craft the words and verses for mankind. The verses do write themselves!! Thanks for your read and comments!! Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 12/9/2014 9:57:00 AM
Another very solid 7 my friend. Such sweet flow and romantic message in a wonderful sonnet.. I am sure you gifted this jewel to your darling wife!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/9/2014 10:13:00 AM
Hello Robert!! Thanks for the 7. Of course -- all of these poems are for my wife!! She's my most avid reader (and reviewer). Thanks one again for the visit. I had the opportunity last night to comment on some of your latest poems. I'm quite busy with my writing and my ongoing work for first poetry book this next year. I'm not bored for sure! Best Always, Gary
Date: 12/9/2014 3:35:00 AM
May your love forever be the beacon of happiness on earth and in heavens, dear Gary. Majestic verse!
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Date: 12/9/2014 4:42:00 AM
Demetrios, Thank you so much for your most wonderful words here!! I like those words ". . . beacon of happiness on earth and in heavens." (That's another good theme for a poem!!) I will posting another sonnet very soon: "What Dreams Are Made Of" -- similar to this one. My wife likes my Love-Romance poems (better than the dark ones - HA HA!!). Best Always!! Gary
Date: 12/8/2014 8:10:00 AM
I seen this one was chosen yesterday but did not have a chance to congratulate you. Congratulations my friend, they made an excellent choice.
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Date: 12/8/2014 8:34:00 AM
Thanks Richard for your read and for your very gracious comments. Glad you enjoyed this sonnet. I really enjoy writing sonnets, but the theme has to be right. Best Always, Gary
Date: 12/8/2014 5:28:00 AM
Great choice for Poem of the Day. Belated Congratulations.
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Date: 12/8/2014 8:36:00 AM
Maurice my friend, thanks so much!! I'm so glad you liked this sonnet. (I was surprised yesterday myself when I found my sonnet was picked -- a pleasant surprise it was!!) Best Always, Gary
Date: 12/8/2014 5:25:00 AM
A stunning write Gary. A fav for me!
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Date: 12/8/2014 8:38:00 AM
Maurice . . . Thanks again!! And thanks for the FAV. (You know that I feel the same about your writings as well -- all top, top-notch!!). Best!! Gary
Date: 12/8/2014 12:55:00 AM
A well deserved and passionate POTD sonnet, Gary! I taste the honey of romantic love dripping from your pen filled with blessings from the Leprechaun ink well.
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Date: 12/8/2014 8:44:00 AM
Hello Darlene, I see you've make the connection to the ongoing influence I receive from "Leprechauns"!! I can thank Liam McDaid for this since working with him has brought my Irish roots to the forefront of my writing. (HA! HA!) I am thrilled that you liked this sonnet!! (I like the "honey of romantic love" comment above.) "Me Irish Roots Made Me Do It!!" Best Always!! Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 8:41:00 PM
Now there is quite a poem of the day. Everyone on PoerySoup has come such a long way thanks to the poetic example you have set for all of s to follow. Jim Horn
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/8/2014 8:51:00 AM
Hello Jim!! Thanks so much for your most gracious comments here!! I am actually quite humbled by what you say, but I do appreciate your observation and sentiment. I've been with PS since 9 August this year. It's been really great to meet so many fine poets at PS to most certainly include you my friend and your fine poetry!! (My book is underway for next year too!!) Best Always, Gary
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Date: 12/7/2014 8:43:00 PM
Not only that, I even enjoyed reading all of the comments. See! What did I tell you about setting an example for all of us to follow.
Date: 12/7/2014 7:25:00 PM
Herzlichen Glueckwuensche! A very lovely passionate poem Gary. Congratulations on P.O.D.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/8/2014 8:58:00 AM
Hallo Brenda!! Ich bedanke mich sehr fuer die Glueckwuensche!! Das freut mich sehr. (Glad you liked this sonnet and the love theme.) Bis spaeter und Alles Gute, Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 2:46:00 PM
well done pal congratulations on poem of the day gary thumbs up
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/7/2014 5:41:00 PM
Liam Mate!! This one will keep our Leprechaun Choir singing for a while. Best Always, Gary (P.S. Time to drink some Irish!!)
Date: 12/7/2014 11:18:00 AM
This is just too fantastic Gary,congrats on the win; I am so happy with this ...huggs
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Date: 12/7/2014 12:10:00 PM
Hello KAYOD5!! Thanks for your super comments!! I am very glad you enjoyed this sonnet. (BTW, I think I noticed in the past that you too are here in Germany. I live in a small town not far from Braunschweig in Niedersachsen.) Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 10:50:00 AM
Hi, your poem is so amazing. Wish I could write like this one day :) - Sofija
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Date: 12/7/2014 11:20:00 AM
Hi Sofija!! Thanks for your visit and very nice comment on my sonnet here. You can and will write like this too Sofija, just keep writing every day -- You'll get there!! I must check out your poetry too!! Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 10:49:00 AM
A lovely sonnet with effortless flow, Gary! Congrats to you on being chosen TPOD...so well deserved! Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 12/7/2014 11:13:00 AM
Thanks so much Rhonda!! As I mentioned to Anne-Lise (below), I was away from the PS site for a short while -- and didn't know that my write made TPOD. I'm gratified, surprised, and most humble. Glad you liked the sonnet!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 10:29:00 AM
How beautiful, you out did yourself, Gary. Good luck on the contest. Blessings eve
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Date: 12/7/2014 10:35:00 AM
Thanks Eve!! Glad you liked this sonnet. I actually did not write this one for a contest. (Maybe I can still enter it . . . must check it out!!) Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 8:12:00 AM
- Gary, my dear friend ... what beautiful poem !!! - really deserved as "poem of the day" !!!! - (7) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/7/2014 9:59:00 AM
Anne-Lise, my dear friend, thanks as always for your most gracious comments and for taking the time to read my poetry. And guess what?? -- I didn't even know that I got "Poem of the Day" for this write since I've taken a short break from things. "I'm surprised!!!" I have much to catch up on and must see your latest poetry too!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 8:00:00 AM
A love dance of words and emotions . . . two becoming one in Love. Nicely done my dear friend. sweet and soft but deep inner strength in this poem.
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Date: 12/7/2014 10:09:00 AM
David, Thanks so much here for your very kind words!! I'm glad you enjoyed this sonnet!! Best to you always my good friend . . . Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 7:45:00 AM
wonderful flow to this romantic write - congrats on poem of the day:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/7/2014 10:06:00 AM
Thanks Jan so much!! Glad you liked this one. I had to put my "Thinking Cap" on a bit for this one. (Thought you might appreciate my use of the British English "Whilst" vice its American cousin "While." (HA! HA!) I hope all is well with you . . . and Best Always!! Gary
Date: 12/7/2014 5:37:00 AM
Very romantic Gary..congrats on being featured. ...cheers Tim
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Date: 12/7/2014 10:30:00 AM
Robert my great friend, thanks so much here for your very kind words!! The fact you read my piece here to your wife and she reacted like she did is actually a great testament to you and the splendid power and beauty of all of your poetry!! Good Luck with Petrarchan sonnet. I'm continuing to explore the different forms. (Shakespearean is still my favorite!!) Best Always, Gary
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/7/2014 10:23:00 AM
Tim my very good friend . . . thanks so much for your kind words!! I want you to know too that I always really do enjoy your poetry very much!! You have what the Germans called: "Das Fingerspitzengefuel," that is, that "finger feeling and touch" to all you write!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 12/6/2014 8:55:00 AM
I read this poem to my wife and she thought I wrote it! I almost took credit! lol That's just how good it is my friend.. I explained who wrote it and the poetic form to her and she remarked, "you write me one like that>" aha, now you've put the bear on my back! Fantastic love sonnet--7 all the way!!
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Date: 12/7/2014 10:31:00 AM
Robert my great friend, thanks so much here for your very kind words!! The fact you read my piece here to your wife and she reacted like she did is actually a great testament to you and the splendid power and beauty of all of your poetry!! Good Luck with Petrarchan sonnet. I'm continuing to explore the different forms. (Shakespearean is still my favorite!!) Best Always, Gary
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