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SONNET #1: A SONNET OF LONGING

Is fear of love really fear?
Can I imagine fearing love,
when the thought grows near?
Or growing fierce with different thorns?

Even the crushed heart
Relinquishes its art
Bitter jealousy
A spice in someone's cup

Even those shoed on the pianos of
some love affair
Play quiet music when
once-fond eyes turn blind
He may watch her pass and equally
Dull hearts may turn to his

Loneliness, the heartfelt shadow
Is in cups with Hope.
--7/12/07


SONNET #2: TANTALIZING LOVE

Such heartless hearts
That wend away from innocence
Purple eyes that shed the soft
Fond eyes in walls around the blind:

The total love for one eternal flower
A love that even clips it at its root--
The cruel moments of a heart for sake of
heart
The death of leaving off
all thoughts of death--
The wild scent of things past sense
The normal weather caught in stormy eyes
Or painful birth of irrequisite deceits
.
Love’s cup quavers on the lips
The tongue is parched and the eyes spill it
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by Nathan Coppedge
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