An Italian, or Petrarchan, sonnet.

''Ivory Tower'' (2nd draft)

This hearth and home, my ivory tower,
wherein I dwell and live in solitude,
in complete and supernal bliss and brood
reflectively with creative power
(whereby I, emboldened, fear not or cower);
is the keep where my thoughts are understood,
and in myself I most oft' feel a mood
which forestalls the onset of my darkest hour!
At such times, waves of the sweet by-and-by
wash my despair and hopelessness away;
and once more in me expands a great high;
a lightness of being that's fain to stay,
here to abide until someday I die;
and enter a state of perfect rest, I pray.

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-01-21 at 08:07

Tags Tower  Solitude  Hearth 

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