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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

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Sonnet - IX (Ah, How Thy Beauty Steals The Gentle Dawn)

Ah, how thy beauty steals the gentle dawn
And full compares to twilight's tender glow
Thou art as sweet as summer's golden corn
And pure as winter's soft untrodden snow
Thy loveliness is captured in thy smile
Within thine eyes, as diamonds set in gold
Forever then all hearts to thus beguile
O thou art yet so lovely to behold
Thy countenance delights the sorrowed heart
All melancholy thus to chase away
I pray thy beauty never shall depart
Forever to enchant throughout each day
….. Thou art a vision fixed within the soul
….. That I perchance forever shall extol

Submitted: Monday, March 04, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 04, 2013


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  • * Sunprincess * (12/10/2013 8:15:00 AM)

    oh val, my favourite of all famous poets Shakespeare
    could not have written this one any better :)

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  • Unwritten Soul (3/12/2013 11:59:00 AM)

    Yummy write..yum yum! ! ! hahaha I love this...the title again really captivating as much as the words inside..oh so beautifully written..i just loved it...i dont need to tell you are good everytime because we all know that, just your wording are really amazed us in each time you penned a new...you should consider to publish a set of poetry in a book_Soul

  • Anthony Di''anno (3/12/2013 11:23:00 AM)

    Ah Valerie you write sonnets with such grace and beauty. A joy to behold. Thank you

  • Danny Draper (3/12/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    Beauty to some is but a curse and yet it is a random gift as is each day, and in each our fragility should behoove us to savour each one come what may, and breathe and know that beauty is infused within in every way, and is as meliferous as this verse to smooth and guide its way.

  • Hans Vr (3/8/2013 5:31:00 AM)

    Another wonderfl sonnet, Valerie, I love it

  • Payal Parande (3/8/2013 2:11:00 AM)

    breathtaking, and bewitching...............bravo mam

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/8/2013 12:33:00 AM)

    Sonnet of sonnets! Such resplendent beauty now steals our hearts! A JEWEL OF A POEM!

  • Valsa George (3/7/2013 10:32:00 PM)

    Like people refer back to Shakespearean sonnets, the progeny may refer to Valerian sonnets! ! Absolutely beautiful! !

  • Joseph Anderson (3/6/2013 1:22:00 PM)

    Just mesmerizing with pure beauty.The phrasing is remindful of the master
    poets of the past. A reincarnation of poetry, at its best

  • Jahan Zeb (3/6/2013 8:06:00 AM)

    This piece has quality and standard. Lovely sonnet. I'll call it real poetic. Thanks for writing such an inspirational piece.

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