Summer Parting

Written for:  Creative Bloomings
InForm:  Lannet
The “Lannet” is a form of sonnet, consisting of 14 lines. There is a strict syllable count of 10 per line. It has NO END-LINE RHYMING SCHEME. Only internal rhyme is allowed. There is no requirement of meter for a Lannet.

As the end of summer draws near, my dear,
I fear we may lose touch after parting.
My eyes are smarting with tears I hold back,
for if I lack control–let them spill out–
there’s no doubt that I will weep endlessly.
O, would that we two lived with less distance
between us. Chances are the clock will tick-
tock slow, as thick molasses pours from jars.
Look at the stars, my love–silver, twinkling.
They seem to wink only at us tonight,
and the moon so bright, our guiding angel.
Embrace me well and long, so I might hold
your touch when coldness creeps in. Farewell, love.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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1 Response to Summer Parting

  1. Denise des Jardins Poitras says:

    The spark you’ve created here is sadness to the core. A beautiful poem. I will ask someone to read it aloud.


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