Zora Bernice May Cross

(18 May 1890 – 22 January 1964 / Brisbane)

Love Sonnet XV


Love, you have brought to me my perfect soul,
More sweet than earthly things, more precious rare,
Hiding its fragrance in my loosened hair
And folding up my body like a scroll.
O, lie with me all night, and let the roll
Of Rapture’s waves wash over us, as, bare
Of anything save Love, we haply share
The joys of our first parents’ chaste control.

My Love, my piece of Heaven God has spilled
Upon my outstretched hands, O, kiss me yet.
Here, lying close to you, I feel—I know,
My being, even now, is charged and filled
With light and bliss it never will forget
Though aeons over my cold corpse should flow.

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

Form:


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

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 XV by Zora Bernice May Cross )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. A Homage To The Freedom Fighters Of India, Raja Basu
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Oscar Wilde

(In memoriam
C. T. W.
Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guards
obiit H.M. prison, Reading, Berkshire
July 7, 1896)

I

He did not wear his scarlet coat,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ruth Stone

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Make in you, gajanan mishra
  2. In My Daydream, Margaret Alice Second
  3. UNTOLD JOURNEY, Satish Verma
  4. Ride the lion, gajanan mishra
  5. Flame, Nassy Fesharaki
  6. Travels On An Ox-Chart, Margaret Alice Second
  7. Mercy, save me., Darian Kalamerd
  8. ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ, Deepak Malapur
  9. A Cruel Hope, Praveen Nautiyal
  10. Our Vista, Hazel Durham
[Hata Bildir]