General Poetry posted April 18, 2017

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Shakespearian Sonnet Contest entry

Thy Desirous Cup

by Thal1959

To Cormac's cup, thou are the Holy Grail,
thou slakes the thirst of lovers with thy wine,
while water is my need for life, prevail,
life's higher need is for us to entwine.

A cask of wine will drain its joy anon,
October's fire quells, in damp November,
its reverie's desire depends upon,
a poor and vile lust to stay unsober.

But brandy from thy sweet soul overflows,
as grace fills up, holy heaven's palace,
in never-ending blooming of the rose,
fails but to the fullness of His chalice.

'Tis best to drink thy cup eternally,
than be the drunken wretch, who knew not thee.

Sonnet Poetry Contest contest entry


Cormac's cup - The magical cup of King Cormac of Ireland said to shatter into three pieces when a lie was spoken, but would reassemble when a truth was offered.

Holy Grail - There are various kinds of magical and/or holy grail's mentioned in literature, but the most common one refers to the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper.

The image is a public domain image of young and beautiful Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman.
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