posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 11:48 PM
If leave you must, and I believe it so,
Yet, ere you go, do stay, impress on me
That which you cherish most of our memory
That, aged and past my youth of long ago,
No hope of kindling these expired limbs,
I’ll feed the empty hearth this fodder dear.
And nevermore then darkness shall I fear
No matter how my wit and eyesight dims.
My dear, you know our friendship will outlast
The fickle unrelenting trudge of time
And bound forever cherished in this rhyme,
Once written, bears record to treasures past.
Not youth, nor gold, for any promised gain
I’d trade this moment, pure despite the pain.
Thanks for checking out my sonnet, inspired by the inimitable Keats I was reading earlier tonight!
How about writing a sonnet of your own?
It's 10-11 syllables per line, ideally with every second syllable stressed.
The rhyme pattern Keats used was
ABBA CDDC EFFE GG
Artistic credit goes to my talented friend, we'll call him D.
edit on 11-2-2020 by zosimov because: (no reason given)