Thursday, April 19, 2012

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month.  Unfortunately, I've had a dearth of poetry thus far.  In part, to rectify that, I'm posting this which I wrote to Chris back in 2004.

Think of the Sun, whose earliest morning rays
Burst in your room and spill across your floor.
Or think of the sea, whose restless thrashing waves
Swell with the tide and crash upon your shore.
Imagine the fire with which your day-star burns,
Bathing your world with warmth and golden light.
Imagine the moon which 'round your world turns,
Stirring your seas and lighting up your night.
And when you think of these, remember me;
My grand ambition cannot be outdone,
For I would be the moon which stirs your seas,
And I would be your Fiery Star -- your Sun.
   If Nature's power inspires a lover's art,
   Let these be types and echos of my heart.

For those interested in the details, it's a Shakespearean style sonnet.