Treasure Island

Zora Bernice May Cross

(18 May 1890 – 22 January 1964 / Brisbane)

Love Sonnet LVIII


Do not surcharge our souls with that vile blame
To which our bodies are subjected here;
Nor heap them with the horror of dull fear
Base-borrowed from a life of torpid shame.
But let them linger like a lovely flame
Above the clay to which they must cohere,
Lighting the earthly to the heavenly sphere
To meet the mystery from which they came.

As midnight drinks a message from the moon
And morning takes her orders from the sun,
So let our bodies to our souls submit
And live for ever in their still high-noon,
Where morn and midnight gather into one,
And only angels on their missions flit.

Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Edited: Monday, May 09, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Love Sonnet LVIII by Zora Bernice May Cross )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Toys?, John Masaitis
  2. To Stand Up For The Truth, Edward Kofi Louis
  3. The Power Of Love!, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. It Is Quite Sad (Part 2), Ronell Warren Alman
  5. Bubble burst no home no trust, Nalini Chaturvedi
  6. You Are, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. Missing sky, gajanan mishra
  8. PARTNERS IN CRIME, Terry Collett
  9. Palace of death - this body, gajanan mishra
  10. Twelve Step Heaven, Joseph Narusiewicz

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trend Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. The Power Of Music, Sukumar Ray
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]