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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

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Sonnet - II (I pray you shall not leave me in the Spring)

I pray you shall not leave me in the Spring
Nor yet in Autumn ever to depart
I could not bear to hear the sweet birds sing
If then you chose to break my tender heart
I beg you do not leave in Summertime
When all the flowers be in fullest bloom
O leave me not in Winter's icy clime
For then, my love, would ever be too soon
And when the bright sun rises every day
So too when evening shadows soft descend
‘Tis then I ask that you will ever stay
That our sweet love may never yet thus end
O leave me when my heart has turned to stone
For then, my love, I deem to be alone

Submitted: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, February 01, 2013


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  • Captain Cur (4/20/2013 10:33:00 AM)

    With what picks of love must I deeply bore
    seasoned heart, that has coldly closed your door.

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  • Mary Forrester (3/5/2013 3:45:00 PM)

    I love it, very moving Valerie.

  • * Sunprincess * (2/23/2013 9:16:00 PM)

    dear Valerie, your heart shall never turn to stone,
    so we shall never have to worry of your love leaving...
    love this fabulous write!

  • Stevie Taite (2/23/2013 10:40:00 AM)

    And exhale................. My next assignment I think is going to be a sonnet. They are much trickier than you make them look. Always your pen flows with such ease and such grace! Inspirational my lovely lady. (I have missed reading you.) x

  • Danny Draper (2/5/2013 5:36:00 AM)

    Another fine effort and I agree with Diane Hine regarding the last 2 lines, as a sonnet with that twist at the end is a splendid thing and adds a great finale of uncertain or different direction as achieved here.

  • Danny Draper (2/5/2013 5:34:00 AM)

    Another fine effort and I agree with Diane Hine regarding the last 2 lines, as a sonnet with that twist at the end is a splendid thing and adds a great finale of uncertain or different direction as achieved here.

  • Ruby Honeytip (1/26/2013 8:49:00 PM)

    Love this Val [3 Very tenderly and intelligently written.

  • Kelvin Owusu (1/23/2013 4:56:00 AM)

    rhythmic poem beautiful read

  • Unwritten Soul (1/22/2013 6:16:00 AM)

    Bloom bloom bloom bloom the heart in any season! ! _Soul

  • Neela Nath (1/20/2013 11:02:00 PM)

    A beautiful sonnet with ab ab cd cd eg ef gg rhyme scheme.Loved very much!

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