Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 34,965 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Odysseus To Calypso (Free Verse Sonnet) - Poem by Gert Strydom

(in answer to S. J. Pretorius)

Calypso here I do live in love totally free,
where you are sleeping against me in the dark night
and against me you are full of love, supple and soft,
a bliss for all of the my earthly desires,
still deep in my heart burns my old longing
of my country that waits on the other side of the ocean,
while I hear at night and in the day
the old afflictions of the sea and wind,
our passion makes everything bright and of nothing I am blinded
where constantly in my thoughts I do find new fervour,
do early in the morning notice the sun rising over the horizon,
do sometimes as a child and still as a man find you,
where you do free me from my own terrible pain time after time
but about the going away that is coming I am becoming without words.

[Reference: "Odusseus" by S. J. Pretorius.]

© Gert Strydom

Topic(s) of this poem: mythology

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2018



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