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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).
When I caress the keys with loving hands
I reach to you across the modem line.
The phosphor dots glow bright upon my screen;
I touch you with my words, not with my skin.
You wrap your mind around my own and feel
The warmth and caring that two people share.
Affection goes beyond a real hug;
I reach you with my thoughts, not with my touch.
The gap between us never stands between
Our sharing, caring, passion that we feel.
The two of us together yet apart;
I hold you in my mind, not in my arms.
The bond that joins us has no breaking point.
I love you with my heart and all my soul.
Page content copyright 1998 by John M. Dlugosz.