Chris Laverty

Veteran Poet - 1,398 Points (Britain)

The Trophy - Poem by Chris Laverty

Enwrought around a cup this rustic scene
unfolds: a fisherman there plies his wire
for hearth and bread - nearby, two fox desire
to feast on baskets rich with harvest glean,
and furtive eye the barn with movements keen;
two pale youths nearby stand with hearts on fire,
friends vying for the woman both admire -
her figure full as autumn, face serene.
The cup itself is coveted by swains -
a trophy won with songs in idle time -
not food nor love, but praise might be their prize -
undying hungers in creation's chains;
seized out of time, no final bells will chime
upon these souls - while life flits past their eyes.

Topic(s) of this poem: art, fame, hunger, love, mortality, time

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 12, 2019

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