Tamara Beryl Latham

(Milford, Connecticut, USA)

Sonnet On A Star

Poem by Tamara Beryl Latham

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

Comments about Sonnet On A Star by Tamara Beryl Latham

  • CEOofBuzzfeed (6/5/2018 8:30:00 PM)

    nice i like very interesting, unique, minecraft(Report)Reply

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  • gerald (jerry) miller (4/21/2018 5:00:00 PM)

    I read your poem about a sonnet, it brought tears to my eyes. Tammy, you have no idea how often I think of you, the fun we had together in rhode island. I so wish we could chat occasionaly on email.
    Love - Jerry. usn.ret22@gmail.com(Report)Reply

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  • gerald miller, chief, U S N (4/21/2018 4:56:00 PM)

    tammy, I read your poem, a sonnet, it brought tears to my eyes, You have no idea how often I think of you. I so wonder how things would have been for us had we got married. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. I wish we could chat on email once in a while. jerry(Report)Reply

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  • Folayemi Akande (4/3/2015 9:34:00 AM)

    Applauds, applauds applauds for this rosy mind. I have seen no crafty hands as this. Lovely poem. Lovely!(Report)Reply

    Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham(9/20/2019 12:20:00 PM)

    Thank you Folayemi, Sorry it took so long to reply. Something has been wrong with my edit/reply/submit button and my picture disappeared too.

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  • 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

    Tamara Beryl Latham(2/22/2019 5:21:00 PM)

    I'm elated you enjoyed the poem. Keep up with your writing. Thanks for replying.

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  • 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.

    Tamara Beryl Latham(2/22/2019 5:20:00 PM)

    Thanks Shelly,

    I appreciate your feedback.

    Tamara Beryl Latham(2/22/2019 5:19:00 PM)

    Thanks Shelley. I appreciate your feedback. : -)

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  • Unnamed Unnamed (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

    Bella(9/19/2019 10:58:00 AM)

    The format is not off. The poem is about a sonnet, it is not a sonnet.

    Tamara Beryl Latham(2/22/2019 5:17:00 PM)

    Thanks for your reply. I did use punctuation, but when I submitted the poem that is the way it appeared on the page. I will go back and make an attempt to correct this.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003