This certainly isn't my best sonnet, but hey, t'was fun writing it!

(Liz Munro's Cliché Challenge)

Sonnet 4 (Love is like a rose)

An early morn like all before this one;
I found myself inside a wondrous place,
While pond'ring deeply mysteries long gone;
T'would seem as though I was beset by grace,
For lo behold; around a turn stood she;
A sight awakening an old desire!
For who did stand before myself, but glee?
I picked a rose to give this warming fire,
The nick of punctured skin awoke me then;
To feelings buried years and years ago,
Of course, she noticed this and left again;
The cut reminding me of smothered woe,
As I observed this case of scarlet flows,
I could conclude that love is like a rose.

Sonnet by Thomas Selnes The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-10-31 at 03:22

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I don't think it's Bill turning in his grave, but wee Robbie!

An excellent poem full of a 'Paradise Regained' longing which only, once again, turned ito thorns.


Wonderful sonnet Thomas and so so true of love. Although love has an abundance of positives, the negatives of unrequited or lost love can be equally as painful as an rose thorn. Don't allow it to put you off smelling though will you? Love lost but never forgotten, Tai

Emelén The PoetBay support member heart!
what else but beautiful is there to say

about your mind

Excellent piece of poetry and a pleasure to read.

Amanda K
very soft and gentle. how the ideas did flow to reach the theme was done well.

liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
I love how you have done this
it is...WOW..



If this is not your best, then I cannot begin to imagine what more perfection could possibly look like...
sonnets are my favorite and this now becomes one
Exquisite Thomas!!!!


D.D. Michaels
An impeccably crafted piece of poetry. A pleasure to read.