Shadows (A Sonnet In B Flat)

16 Aug

Shadows in love, walking aging souls,

Revel and bevel in a morning dew.

Greater than all beauty in mornings told,

Shadows follow shade, making one from two.


Bodies at eventide embrace the moon,

Waxing and waning, our shadows did meld;

Sometimes impatient with impending doom.

Arms entwined, her heart, in mine I held.


And now, as you decide darkness is fear,

In a single line a shadow you find;

Walking without me, one has disappeared.

Yes, a cloud does cover the sun sometime.


Oh, the moon still finds my shadow in sheets;

Of a lover’s body, empty to keep.


Posted by on August 16, 2015 in Love, Pine Cone Diaries, Poetry


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18 responses to “Shadows (A Sonnet In B Flat)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    August 16, 2015 at 11:44 am

    The shadows in sheets.. What a magnificent way to close a sonnet. Well done.


  2. moondustwriter

    August 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The sonnet worked beautifully for the message in this poem. The moon finds many things in sheets…


  3. Nataša Dolenc

    August 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    so bittersweet and so lovely written.


  4. Sanaa Rizvi

    August 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Such a beautiful sonnet 🙂


  5. C.C.

    August 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    “Waxing and waning, our shadows did meld”—love this….in any true longterm love affair, there will be waxing and waning during the melding.


  6. Sherry Blue Sky

    August 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Wow, I cant tell you how much this poem resonates with me. “Yes, a cloud does cover the sun sometime”….and “the lover’s body, empty to keep.” Sigh. This stage of life is when being a romantic comes back to bite us, LOL. I loved this poem, my friend. One of your best I think.


  7. Donna@Living From Happiness

    August 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Oh there is love, beauty and heartache here in this beautiful sonnet….I just sighed at, ‘Arms entwined, her heart, in mine I held.’ It seems that our greatest love affairs do wax and wane, but endure as opposed to those hot and quickly burnt out ones…..really loved this!


  8. Mary

    August 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    ZQ, it is poems like this that make me realize what a talented poet you are! I can really feel this one, its depth, its joy, and its pain!


  9. Sumana Roy

    August 16, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    a beautiful sonnet…joy and agony so well expressed…


  10. totomai

    August 17, 2015 at 5:25 am

    bittersweet indeed.. the sonnet is very balanced here


  11. Suyash J

    August 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    now that ending was amazing


  12. x

    August 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    You can hope that when two shadows become one that it is a good thing. I guess that is not always the case . And when all that’s left in the sheets are the shadow of an empty depression there is little substance left .


  13. Grace

    August 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I too love the ending ~ This is a lovely sonnet ~


  14. 1sojournal

    August 18, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Beautiful expression of love’s moonlight and shadows,



  15. dsnake1

    August 19, 2015 at 8:08 am

    oh yes, there should be music (preferably with a soulful saxophone) accompanying these words. 🙂


  16. glmeisner

    August 19, 2015 at 8:56 am

    The ending is amazing. Great poem.


  17. Loredana Donovan

    August 19, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Fabulous work! The sonnet form is perfect for this bittersweet love affair 🙂


  18. ManicDdaily

    August 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    A very ironic title! And bittersweet poem. Thanks. k.



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