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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

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Sonnet - VII (O Moon, Bright Moon, In All Thy Glory Bound)

O Moon, bright Moon, in all thy glory bound
Thine aspect shall yet soothe the trembling heart
For as thy beauty gleams thus all around
Such sweet serenity thou full impart
For there within the darkness of the night
Upon the starry vault, thy countenance
As like a lantern ever glowing bright
Shall through all time all gentle souls entrance
Then with the wax and waning of thy face
To thus effect the oceans' ebb and flow
The golden sands forever to embrace
Whilst on the steely waters thou dost glow
….. Thou art the ancient keeper of the night
….. Upon the world to set thy shining light

Submitted: Friday, February 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, February 22, 2013


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  • * Sunprincess * (11/29/2013 1:07:00 PM)

    dear val, this is so beautiful and a wonderful tribute to the big bright moon :)

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  • Dee Corpolongo (2/28/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    Love this sonnet, with the moon, my very favorite, along with the stars, and oceans ebbs and tides,
    I just close my eyes and I am there. Beautiful, Val, and such a feeling instilled! Thank you for sharing!

  • Thomas A Robinson (2/28/2013 3:01:00 AM)

    Beautiful work Valerie...I am moonstruck.

  • Shahzia Batool (2/27/2013 1:37:00 PM)

    Shakespearean in form, romantic in spirit, and composed with pagan delight! ! !
    beautiful sonnet! ! !
    :)

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (2/27/2013 2:25:00 AM)

    O Valerie, Bright Valerie, In All Thy Glory Bound- - -You have come- - Upon the world to set thy shining light ! !

  • Www.poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 Search 2 (2/24/2013 10:44:00 AM)

    Your sonnet reminds me of the special charm of your moon when compared with my crescent moon.
    A well crafted sonnet from you, Valerie

  • Valsa George (2/24/2013 10:40:00 AM)

    We are all enamoured by the moon and its different faces are captured in different ways by people of imagination, each one having its own charm, yours offering a unique charm!

  • Owain Glyn (2/23/2013 1:31:00 PM)

    I'm not the greatest lover of sonnets, but you construct them extremely well.

  • Neela Nath (2/22/2013 7:45:00 PM)

    A series of sonnet you have written till date. Each one is beautiful. This one is no exception.The flash of Spenser's and Shakespeare's sonnets come while reading yours.Kudos!

  • Diane Hine (2/22/2013 7:18:00 PM)

    Nice contrast between the golden sands and the steely waters. Love the title/first line!

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