Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sonnet - V (O faithless heart, what sorrow thou dost weave...)


O faithless heart, what sorrow thou dost weave,
For those betrayed shall forthwith be undone -
As by thy will thou ever thus deceive,
And therefore with thy guile conceal the sun.
To serve thy love thus shall be deemed unjust
Against the one to whom thy heart be pledged -
Forsooth, such feelings be no more than lust
And shall depart as like a fledgling, fledged.
Be true, O heart, towards those e'er esteemed
Lest they take wing, so like thy fledgling muse -
For thus soft transport may ne'er be redeemed,
Nor linger that you shall e'er more abuse.
….. O faithless heart, do not your love betray
….. If thou would have thy sweetheart ever stay.

Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Edited: Sunday, February 10, 2013

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A love sonnet for Valentine's day.

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/20/2013 7:31:00 PM)

    dear Valerie, this is so so beautiful and if I didn't know better,
    I would have thought it was one of Shakespeare's very own
    just like the sonnet I read earlier...I love this one as much as the other,
    if not more! ! :) (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (4/27/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    Used as a dubious move a disingenuous simple smile
    can hide the truth behind a heart checkered with black guile.
    But White is pure as springtimes lure and will open up the gate
    and destroy the guile behind the smile of a black heart checkered mate. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (2/12/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    Excellant-A rare gem that Shakespeare would surely envy, I kid you not.A love
    sonnet fot the ages. Flawless and ever so beautiful. That infernal code syatem
    is really fouling up my comments (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/11/2013 2:31:00 AM)

    A poem affirming the need to maintain the fidelty in love, written in the style of the Elizabethan stalwarts of poets! ! A wonderful dedication for Valentine's day! ! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (2/10/2013 6:02:00 PM)

    'Lest they take wing, so like thy fledgling muse -' What a fabulous line! A perfectly written poem. (Report) Reply

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