Tamara Beryl Latham

(Milford, Connecticut, USA)

Sonnet On A Star


If I could write a sonnet
on a star
Then bottle it and
toss it to the sea
Would it travel
to the corners of the Earth,
And echo there
the love I hold for thee? If I could write a sonnet
on the moon
Then bottle it and
toss it to the winds
Would it find your heart
So you may briefly know,
Where your love ends
Is where my love begins? If I could write a sonnet
on the sun
Then bottle it and
toss it throughout time
Would someone from a distant galaxy
Find no greater love
Than that was mine Yet, I cannot write a sonnet
on a star,
Nor moon, nor even on
the blazing sun,
Nor bottle words to send them
Where you are
Nor coerce our separate hearts
To beat as one And so my darling
You will never hear
The humble words of love
I wrote for thee
They remain encrypted,
tightly sealed
And yet they travel
on eternally

Submitted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

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  • Rookie Maryan Santana (12/7/2009 4:50:00 PM)

    I'm not that much of a poet, though i am learning.
    But this poem just blew me away. it is amazing it is seriously going up there with my top favorite poems and i thank you for that, and encourage you to please write more amazing poems like this one... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Shelley L Baxter-Stanley (4/16/2007 6:34:00 PM)

    I like the visuals and feelings you expressed in this poem.Your title drew me to want to read it....and I thank you so much for sharing.
    Keep writing as you have talent.
    =Shelley= (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chris Graham (2/12/2006 11:28:00 AM)

    I like it! The format is a little off, and you didn't really use any punctuation, so it's kinda hard to understand, but I like it very much! (Report) Reply

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