Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sonnet - IV (Speak Truly If You Deem To Speak Of Love...)


Speak truly if you deem to speak of love
No falsehood should the gentle soul endure
Nor be deceived by words designed to move
If such are rendered by a heart impure
For truth should always be the lover's tool
To captivate and charm the one romanced
Let no-one seek to therefore be so cruel
To serve the heart thus which be sweet entranced
O let your words be tender and sincere
Proclaiming love thenceforth forever true
Such that the one beguiled you full endear
And bring her ever closer then to you
….. The heart enraptured thus will so remain
….. Forever in your keep and ne'er shall wane

Submitted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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  • Captain Cur (4/21/2013 11:18:00 AM)

    Word of love, sly tools, cruel hearts need employ
    their moments pleasure stealing years of joy. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (2/10/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    You know how to make sonnet be amazing like a touch of yellow roses..amazing..its like your poem and writing is living on your finger tips..just press the keyboard and it all written beautifully_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (2/9/2013 11:23:00 PM)

    Fantastic, Valerie. love it. You follow these strict rules of sonnet poetry and it flows so well.
    It seems so natural. Most of all still the meaning of the poem is excellent. Lying to a loved one is very mch like lying to oneself. Truth is all imporant in any loving relationship. You know, Val, sonnet is italian for little song. I think this s a superb sonnet, a great little song. (Report) Reply

  • Maria C. Costa (2/7/2013 3:49:00 PM)

    Wonderfully crafted sonnet highlighting truth as the source of pure love. Your words echo tenderness and sincerity. Love it.
    Best wishes,
    Maria (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/5/2013 11:38:00 PM)

    The last two lines proclaim the enduring nature of true love! Love is not something conquered through deceit or conceit, but rendered through trust and fondness! A great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (2/5/2013 4:03:00 PM)

    The truth is true love, you can only hear the truth
    from the one you truly love. A fantastic poem. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (2/5/2013 3:28:00 PM)

    Beautiful Val, true genuine love is a wonderful thing with no room for deceit, a lovely sonnet (Report) Reply

  • David Mclansky (2/5/2013 6:56:00 AM)

    What hope has truth to steadily mature
    When loves emerges fresh childishly and green
    Made mad by toxins not previously explored
    Sown by strangers hands peevishly unclean;
    In sun soaked rapture it deceptively perceives
    It endures both in hurricane and drought,
    Coldly it’s captured, by husbandry deceived
    It alternates betwixt blind certainty and rout;
    What heart knows peace in such change of seasons
    That the eye can gage the fruits of loving labors,
    Oh a heart can have little faith in reason
    When it’s wages are reckoned up so poor;
    Oh truth in love is mangled at first sprout,
    And bitter tastes the fruit that’s ripe with doubt. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (2/5/2013 6:13:00 AM)

    Again the gentle flow of your rhythms delivers a universal and sage truth about love, honesty and sincerity that endears and endures. It is simple the truth that escapes so many. A beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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