Treasure Island

doug bentley


Sonnet 29


Consumed in love the shaft of desire
and lust for all takes charge of heart,
as love's dart, Raphael's arrow of fire
golden tip dips, silver in soul to part

from gold. so store that star supernal
that shines round you, and shines round
you in glory. what golden gift to burial
by faithless self will two souls confound?

marriage is a commerce of heart, and
there desire stakes its claim; the audit
of affections this truth, in withstand
of all contrary sum, will clearly admit.

economy of love, by desires tested
in fire's alchemy, is affections tutored.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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 (Sonnet 29 by doug bentley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Come close, hasmukh amathalal
  2. Cows caught, gajanan mishra
  3. Discovering God's Will, Tom Zart
  4. Shining later, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Memory, Liffy Liu
  6. Merciful and kind, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Achilles Awaking, Louis Borgo
  8. Escape to free, Liffy Liu
  9. Am I the sun?, gajanan mishra
  10. Money Or Value, Louis Borgo

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]