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My Transendental Love Sonnet

This was my first actual sonnet. That is, fourteen lines of iambic pentameter. There are three 4-line stanzas and a final couplet. The thoughts in the poem follow the same pattern as the stanzas. This poem was a long time in the making. I had an idea and some sample lines months before, and at that time figured out what I wanted (the final line of each stanza is a variation on the same theme and format). But I put it aside and did not finish it until later. One day I felt inspired, and wrote this in a rather short time. This was written for the same person, now a special friend, as the earlier friendship poem. The third line here makes an echo of the first poem, even though the meter is totally different (first time was accenting on every third syllable, this one every second).

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