poetry, Writing

Sonnet V – Season of Love

Season Of Love–Sonnet 5 © 1998 Karen Vertigan

Previously published material.  
Cannot be reproduced with the written permission from the author.


By the gods, a frost.  An age has crept by 
More swiftly than Hermes’ winged passage. 
And shadows grow in strength and depth and height. 
Time chills the meadows of tattered spring blossoms.

By the gods, snowfall comes.  An age has begun. 
Recall the season of Demeter’s tears 
And dry leaves are rushed across stone paths 
And down the lane that leads to you… and love.

Forget all the deadly storms that threaten 
To encompass the heart of the goddess: 
That briefly touched the soul of the flower.

It is the moment of crystal clock works 
That chime to announce a cycle of spring 
And foretell of hope’s bright flight to Love’s house 

And it dwells within the heart of roses. 
By the gods, Love arrives to embrace the time.

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