When Young

by Bodhirose


Photo by Bomobob:  Google Images

When young, though ripe for summer’s love of you
Love threw its net enclosing round me fast
Long, golden days spent wading in the blue
While thoughts made blind to what the day had cast
From afar I tracked your every move
With eyes glazed warm laid on your fairest face
Just one, small glance from you…what would this prove
Alone am I in this lover’s embrace
But by the near of summer’s glowing wane
My heart grew calm and thoughts changed into fall
Autumn’s shift did cool love’s fervent refrain
With passing days became a faint recall
So if absorbed in love’s consumed engross
A season’s span can bring it to a close

My attempt at a sonnet.  Didn’t quite get it perfect.  They’re hard!


2 Comments to “When Young”

  1. This is a brilliant effort Gayle. I don’t think I could do it. I may have a go sometime but I know I would find it very difficult.

    There is a friend of mine on WP who is called gonecyclingagain.wordpress.com and he is just brilliant at them.

    This poem has a lovely historical feel to it for me. I don’t know where that has come from but that’s how it sounds to me, it’s very e tle too I like it very much. You have talent!! Xx

  2. Thank you, Christine. I should go to your friend’s place and do some studying…there’s so much to know!

    I did purposely write it with a more olden times feel to it…perhaps the way Shakespeare may have…ha! Anyway, I’m glad you liked it and I’m going to keep trying until I get these buggers down! 🙂

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